Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is having a fit because Kevin McCarthy might lose and not become Speaker of the House.
Greene on soon to be behind bars Steve Bannon’s podcast:
Marge Greene is asked about criticism of her from fellow Freedom Caucus members for supporting McCarthy. She claims that she is doing that because she has heard moderate groups from both parties have been talking about getting together to elect Liz Cheney or Paul Ryan as Speaker. pic.twitter.com/Va8sUnYshs
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) November 26, 2022
Greene explained that any group that gets to 218 votes in the House will be able to pick the next speaker, and the Freedom Caucus by challenging McCarthy is going to open the door to moderates and Democrats picking the next speaker.
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It is still unknown what kind of deal Kevin McCarthy made with Marjorie Taylor Greene in the hope that she would be able to deliver him enough right-wing votes to be the speaker.
Greene has stated that she was promised an investigation into Nancy Pelosi and the 1/6 attack and an investigation into how the 1/6 terrorists are being treated. McCarthy has promised Greene committee assignments and more power.
Rep, Greene seems terrified that moderates could make Liz Cheney or Paul Ryan speaker.
There is a real chance if the Republican majority splinters for Democrats and a handful of moderate Republicans to pick the next Speaker of the House, and if that happens, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s time in power will end before it ever began, and a coalition of the sane will keep the far right from running wild in the House.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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