Someone finally says ENOUGH, right wing caucus ousts MTG
The biggest conservative club in Congress, the far right Freedom Caucus, has kicked out the U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. following a nasty feud with fellow MAGA stalwart Rep. Lauren Boebert. The vote to expel the Georgia Republican took place late last month but Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md was the first member to confirm it.
The right-wing House Freedom Caucus ousted Greene in large part for calling Boebert a “little b—-” in a quarrel that erupted on the House floor. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should,” said Harris. “I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” Harris said. Harris declined to say how he voted but called the decision to remove Green“an appropriate action.”
In what many describe as a childish dispute over their dueling improbable proposals to impeach President Joe Biden, Greene hurled insults at Boebert after accusing her of pandering for donations toward the end of a fundraising period. “You’ve been nothing but a little b—- to me,” Greene told Boebert. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to co-sponsor them.”
Clearly, neither of the two women understand the image that they should display as Congresswomen. In addition to sharing many of the same archconservative worldviews, the two joined forces to heckle Biden at his State of the Union address in 2022.
Greene is now barred from joining the group’s biweekly strategy sessions during which members reportedly discuss long-shot plans to shut down the government and impeach Biden and most of his Cabinet. Greene did not directly address her Freedom Caucus membership, but in a statement she said, “In Congress, I serve Northwest Georgia first, and serve no group in Washington.”
Greene, who represents one of the most conservative Republican districts in the nation may not be able to be impacted by a Democratic contender for that seat, but a reasonable Republican would be an option in a district that must be ‘punch drunk’ from all of the negative attention.