The House Freedom Caucus, a conservative faction within the United States House of Representatives, recently convened to discuss a matter of substantial import: the future of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. The murky ambiguity shrouding her official status within the group underscores the tumultuous dynamics currently at play. Although no official declaration has been issued about her expulsion, inside sources suggest that a consensus against Greene’s continued membership is brewing.
Within the hallowed halls of the caucus, an ultimatum appears to be forming: either Greene adjusts her behavior to align with the group’s expectations, or the possibility of her expulsion from the caucus will become a serious consideration. As it stands, it is ambiguous whether the latter has already transpired.
A representative for Scott Perry (R-Pa.), the chairperson of the Freedom Caucus, chose not to provide a statement regarding the group’s vote or disclose the current standing of Greene’s membership.
Representative Andy Harris, a caucus member, believes that Greene’s expulsion would constitute an “appropriate action”. He attributes this standpoint to several factors, including her vote on the debt deal, her vocal support for Kevin McCarthy, and her open criticism of other Freedom Caucus members. Harris’s remarks contribute further evidence to the escalating internal conflict surrounding Greene.
The dispute over Greene’s standing escalated further following a public altercation between her and Representative Lauren Boebert. The disagreement climaxed with Greene resorting to inflammatory language, referring to Boebert as a “little bitch.” This incident intensified the need for resolution within the caucus, and it sparked further discussion about Greene’s status.
Marjorie Taylor Greene called Lauren Boebert a “little bitch” during proceedings today. You know, because she’s concerned about decorum. It got worse, however. They are having a mud wrestling match on the House floor tomorrow to settle it once and for all. pic.twitter.com/Qej4cqZsC9
— 😱 Scary Larry 😱 🇺🇦✊🏻🇺🇸🗽 (@aintscarylarry) June 21, 2023
Despite the ongoing tension, some caucus members are eager to reconcile their differences with Greene before resorting to formal expulsion proceedings. It remains within the realm of possibility that the caucus chair or board could intervene to halt or slow down any potential expulsion proceedings, in a bid to defuse the current discord.
Intriguingly, Greene’s affiliation with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy — often regarded as a moderate and not particularly popular among Freedom Caucus members — persists undeterred. Despite the uneasy dynamics within the caucus, Greene maintains a staunch position advocating for the impeachment of President Joe Biden.