Conservative Republicans threaten to kick Marjorie Taylor Green out of their caucus: GOP members want to purge House Freedom Caucus members they feel are getting too close to the ‘establishment’
MTG has upset other members of the House Freedom Caucus who are concerned that he is too close to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Hard-line Republicans are discussing dismantling their House Freedom Caucus group, expelling members they believe have grown too cozy with party leaders or who aren’t doing enough to promote the group’s goals.
The Freedom Caucus prides itself on being the most right-wing of congressional groupings and revels in bomb-throwing tactics.
Members include Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, a Trump loyalist who has spread the QAnon conspiracy theory, suggested 9/11 was a hoax and accused Clinton of murder.
None of that was disqualifying because he rose to prominence in the Freedom Caucus, but now he’s committed a grave sin in the eyes of his right-wing allies: getting too close to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
According to Politico.com, moves are underway to oust him
Representative Marjorie Taylor Green, who has spread the QAnon conspiracy theory, suggested 9/11 was a hoax and accused Clinton of murder, is a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
But Green has been accused of being too close to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, leading some caucus members to call for his expulsion from the party.
It reported that at least two extremists offered to expel anyone who no longer met the group’s standards.
Among the transgressors who have surfaced in the discussion is Greene, who some believe is too closely aligned with McCarthy and at times highly critical of the group.
Others have attracted scrutiny for simply being inactive.
But Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Scott Perry rejected the request. At least for now, the group is grappling with its role after Donald Trump left office and bitter criticism of the longtime House speaker election.
‘The race of speakers, there was some difference of opinion. There was disagreement over the debt ceiling. And we had to get 80 percent on any major issue we took a stand on,’ Freedom Caucus member Rep. Ralph Norman (RSC) said, referring to the marginalization required for the group to take a united stand.
‘We couldn’t go there on some big issues.
‘We are at a critical stage at the moment.’
Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Scott Perry, seen here with other members of the grouping, reportedly turned down requests to expel members.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (left) and Lorraine Boebert (right) had a heated public exchange on the House floor Wednesday.
On top of that, Green is embroiled in an ugly feud with Rep. Lorraine Boebert over their competing resolutions to impeach President Joe Biden.
He called his fellow caucus member a ‘little bitch’ when the chamber met for a vote on Wednesday.
‘I protected him when he was attacked. He and I have virtually the same voting record. We’re both members of the House Freedom Caucus,’ Green said later when asked if he had used the B-word.
‘We should be natural allies. It shouldn’t be easy, but for some reason, he has a great skill and talent to make most people here not like him. And so it is his problem. He has to work on it.”
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