Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s expulsion from the House Freedom Caucus is apparently being considered because of her “unprofessional” conduct.
“Members of the House Freedom Caucus discussed potentially ousting [her] from the conservative group during a closed-door meeting on Friday morning, three sources familiar with the conversation [said],” according to Axios.
Two of the sources described Greene’s recent actions as “unprofessional,” while a third said that the Georgia Republican’s caucus members are growing increasingly angry with him for a variety of unspecified reasons.
Despite this, a member claimed that “no decisions were made” on Friday.
Three Republican senators reportedly questioned if Greene could really be removed from office given the opposition from so many “long-standing” caucus members and the fact that doing so would require an 80 percent vote majority.
Nevertheless, Greene’s Marxist detractors rejoiced at the prospect of her dismissal:
About time!! Kick her out! Long overdue!
— christine (@Christinej451) June 23, 2023
She’s never met the standards. Kick her out!
— Lambchop 🟧 🟦🇺🇸❤️ (@Lambchop_70) June 23, 2023
When you’re too disgusting for the freedom caucus….
— FedUpTexan (@texasbreathen) June 23, 2023
MTG is always being shown the door
— rapid unscheduled dissembler (@FetidMusky) June 23, 2023
But why are certain caucus members so eager to see Greene removed? This effort to have her removed really comes just days after she and Rep. Lauren Boebert quarreled on the House floor over their respective articles of impeachment for President Joe Biden.
“According to two sources that saw the exchange and a third familiar with the matter, the back and forth began when Boebert approached Greene—then seated in the chamber—and confronted her over ‘statements you made about me publicly.’ All three of the sources said Greene called Boebert a ‘b*tch.’ One of the sources said Greene called her ‘a little b*tch,’” The Daily Beast reported.
According to the two reports, Greene rose to speak and declared that Boebert had “copied my articles of impeachment.” She had not even read Greene’s resolution, Boebert retorted.
“I’ve donated to you. I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little b–ch to me. And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them,” Greene reportedly replied.
The Daily Beast apparently received confirmation of the trash-talking from a GOP senator and another source.
“I heard Marjorie call Boebert a b–ch right to her face,” the unnamed GOP lawmaker claimed.
Following the altercation, Boebert refuted claims that the two women were at odds in an interview with The Daily Beast.
“Marjorie is not my enemy. I came here to protect our children and their posterity. Joe Biden and the Democrats are destroying our country. My priorities are to correct their bad policies and save America,” she said.
Greene’s attitude toward the encounter was less upbeat. She criticized Boebert for introducing articles of impeachment after her, if anything.
“Lauren Boebert never addressed the conference. I made it clear to the conference that I have introduced articles of impeachment, literally since Joe Biden’s first day in office,” she said.
“I have been talking about it with everybody forever. Literally, everyone. Forever, ‘til I’m blue in the face. You see me? I’m blue in the face,” she added.
The caucus’ developing dislike of Greene may also be a result of her relationship with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, for whose speakership she had worked so hard.
Recall that Greene stood with McCarthy and against the Freedom Caucus during the speaker dispute that erupted in January.
“One of the main subplots in Kevin McCarthy’s drawn-out attempt to become Speaker of the House—which involved losing a humiliating 14 votes before he ultimately eked out a win—was Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s decision to break with the Freedom Caucus to support his leadership bid,” Vanity Fair reported in January.
“Greene’s backing of McCarthy was surprisingly not only due to her fringe-right bona fides but because of her willingness to fight with her pals on the far right, including representatives Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert, whom she dubbed as ‘destructionists,’ and quarrel with Boebert in the Congressional bathrooms,” the outlet added.