Marjorie Taylor-Greene has slammed Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and said he did not have “full support” to become Speaker of the House after the 2022 midterm election.
Mr. McCarthy, who has a shot at becoming Speaker of the House after the 2022 midterm if Republicans recapture the 435-seat chamber, will need the support of his caucus to do so.
Ms Greene, who was elected to Congress in November 2020 on a pro-Trump platform, told a Podcast Thursday that he “does not have the full support” of House Republicans.
The two have disagreed on a number of issues since January 2021, including whether anti-Trump Republicans should be removed from their committee positions.
Ms Greene told fellow agitator and congressman Matt Gaetz Brandon podcast that she felt Mr. McCarthy had forgotten her and other pro-Trump Republicans.
“We know Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our conference. He doesn’t have all the support he needs to speak, ”she told Gaetz. “He doesn’t have the votes that are there.”
She continued: “Because a lot of us are so unhappy with the failure to hold Republicans accountable, while conservatives like me, Paul Gosar and many others are constantly taking abuse from Democrats.”
The reference to Mr Gosar, who was censored and ousted from his committee assignments last week, comes after McCarthy appeared to suggest he would reinstate assignments taken from Ms Greene in February following an outcry over its history on social networks.
Mr Gosar has meanwhile been condemned by Democrats for sharing an animation in which he killed US President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Republicans, including Ms Greene, have widely attacked the decision to censor Mr Gosar, while Democrats have accused Mr McCarthy of failing to penalize members of his own caucus for wrongdoing.
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