Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed From House Freedom Caucus
On Thursday, the House Freedom Caucus confirmed the vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) from the group.
Eighty percent of Freedom Caucus members must support the approval of any formal decision. Though the group took a vote last week, they did not immediately announce the decision. The removal of Greene marks the first time that the group has officially barred a member.
Tensions have been running high between Greene and other members of the House, especially after she and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) were filmed fighting on the House floor in June. Greene reportedly called Boebert a “little b—-“ because she felt like Boebert was copying her plan to impeach President Joe Biden.
Greene has also been under scrutiny from the Freedom Caucus because of her close relationship with Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Last month, House Republicans staged a series of walkouts in protest of McCarthy’s role in the debt deal, claiming that they were not involved in the debate. Greene did not join her fellow conservatives in the protests out of respect for her close alliance with McCarthy.
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As the election cycle ramps up, Republicans are finding themselves at odds with one another. There has been much debate about the priorities of the party, as some seem to be pushing a different agenda than others. Many have raised questions about whether the House walkouts signaled that Republicans will remove anyone who threatens to stand in the way of their ideological goals.
Greene has declined to comment on her removal.
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