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Marjorie Taylor Greene Kicked Out of Freedom Caucus?

According to multiple reports, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was kicked out of the House Freedom Caucus last month.

Members of the caucus reportedly voted to remove Greene nearly two weeks ago.

“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done,” Freedom Caucus board member Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) said.

However, there appears to be uncertainty about Greene’s official status amongst caucus members.

Harris was asked if Greene was formally out of the caucus.

“As far as I know, that is the way it is,” Harris said.

There are a variety of proposed reasons for Greene’s ousting from the caucus.

Her support for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, her vote on the debt ceiling, and her House floor spat with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) are suggested reasons.

Politico reported:

It’s the first public confirmation of Greene’s fate within the conservative group. The vote was first reported by POLITICO, though it was unclear at the time whether she had been ejected. It took place less than two days after Greene got into a verbal floor fight with Freedom Caucus member Boebert, during which Greene referred to the Colorado Republican as a “little b***h.” After the exchange was first reported, Greene confirmed the fight and doubled down, adding another pejorative.

The two have clashed repeatedly in the past, but Harris indicated that particular spat had factored into the conservative group’s thinking.

“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 Thursday. The Maryland Republican declined to say how he voted but called the decision to remove her “an appropriate action.”

It’s the first time the conservative caucus has booted one of its own and reflects the group’s increasing level of frustration with Greene. She’s closely allied herself with Speaker Kevin McCarthy this year, lining up against many Freedom Caucus members when she supported both his rocky speakership bid and his debt deal with President Joe Biden. At the same time, the group is working through a post-Trump crossroads, with some fretting the group is at risk of becoming too friendly with the party establishment.

NBC News added:

Since that June 23 Freedom Caucus meeting, Chairman Scott Perry, R-Pa., and Greene have had multiple conversations. But a Republican source familiar with those conversations said Perry has not directly notified Greene that she has been kicked out of the caucus.

Another Republican source, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Perry has not brought up the subject because he wants to sit down and talk to Greene about it in person, which likely will happen next week.

Perry and the Freedom Caucus have not publicly commented on the matter since the meeting. In an email Thursday, an HFC spokesman responded to questions, saying: “HFC does not comment on membership or internal process.”


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