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Marjorie Taylor Greene fumes at GOP amid McCarthy exit

Only a handful Republicans voted to remove McCarthy as speaker and none voted for his removal from Congress.

Published: December 6, 2023 3:30pm

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday fumed at her fellow Republicans for their infighting as ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced his exit from Congress.

"Well.. Now in 2024, we will have a 1 seat majority in the House of Representatives. Congratulations Freedom Caucus for one and 105 Rep who expel our own for the other," she said. "I can assure you Republican voters didn’t give us the majority to crash the ship. Hopefully no one dies."

Greene was reportedly expelled from the Freedom Caucus earlier this year amid her public disagreements with the bloc over its challenge to McCarthy's leadership and its subsequent negotiation with him. Her remarks appear to cast blame on the caucus for McCarthy's ultimate exit.

Only a handful of Republicans voted to remove McCarthy as speaker and none voted for his removal from Congress. The California Republican announced his plan to leave Congress in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, saying "I will continue to recruit our country’s best and brightest to run for elected office. The Republican Party is expanding every day, and I am committed to lending my experience to support the next generation of leaders."

Her reference to the "105 Rep who expel our own" appears to refer to the Republican lawmakers who voted to remove New York Republican Rep. George Santos earlier this month.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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