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 July 7, 2023

Marjorie Taylor Greene kicked off the House Freedom Caucus

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was kicked off the House Freedom Caucus after she called Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) a "little bitch" on the House floor, Breitbart reported. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who is an executive board member on the caucus, confirmed the move Thursday.

"I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should," Harris said, referring to the incident between the women last month after Boebert advanced her own impeachment against President Joe Biden. Greene claimed Boebert "copied" her.

Greene's ouster was done via an in-person vote on June 23, even though the caucus often conducts such business over chat. One source said Beobert was opposed to removing Greene from the caucus.

It's not clear how the final vote ended up or if Chairman Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) informed Greene of the final decision. However, Harris confirmed that it was finalized.

"As far as I know, that is the way it is," Harris said. In a statement to constituents, Greene did not mention losing her spot on the caucus but said that her priority is "Northwest Georgia first," hinting that she's not bothered by what happens at the nation's capital.

"In Congress, I serve Northwest Georgia first, and serve no group in Washington," her statement said. "My America First credentials, guided by my Christian faith, are forged in steel, seared into my character, and will never change," Greene added.

"I fight every single day in the halls of Congress against the hate-America Democrats, who are trying to destroy this country. I will work with ANYONE who wants to secure our border, protect our children inside the womb and after they are born, end the forever foreign wars, and do the work to save this country," Greene said.

"The GOP has less than two years to show America what a strong, unified Republican-led congress will do when President Trump wins the White House in 2024. This is my focus, nothing else," Greene's statement concluded.

Greene made a name for herself as a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. She and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) are cosponsoring legislation to expunge the two impeachments from his record.

That effort has also received support from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Perhaps McCarthy was returning the favor as Greene supported his nomination through the 15 votes it took to get him confirmed.

The Georgia Republican also has been instrumental in advancing legislation as Republicans have a narrow lead in Congress. She voted with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) against many of their Freedom Caucus members on the debt ceiling deal that included spending cuts favored by the GOP.

Both Greene and Jordan are powerhouse fundraisers in the caucus that has grown to over 40 members. However, that bill marked a split in the caucus, a fact that caucus member Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) downplayed.

"If everybody thought the same, then you have a lot of duplication that’s unnecessary," Cloud said. "So, I see that as a strength," he added.

Greene's ouster from the caucus will be impactful, given her high profile. She is sometimes brash, and her methods unconventional, but she has done so much to advance conservative causes.

Written By:
Christine Favocci

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