Far-Right Club In Congress Discusses Booting Marjorie Greene Amid Infighting

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According to recent media reports, the House Freedom Caucus recently discussed the possibility of removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

Now in her second term, the Georgia Congresswoman recently drew yet another round of criticism from inside her often unglued party after she went after Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), insisting the latter was a “bitch.” While this back-and-forth is obviously ridiculous, it does matter in terms of showing Republicans’ ineffectiveness.

Axios reported on the discussions inside the House Freedom Caucus, which were reportedly held last Friday. The caucus is a prominent alliance in Congress of the more far-right members of the House, with prominent individuals involved including Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.). It has scored some tentative wins, like when the broader House GOP took up its ambitions for overall levels of government spending during the recent negotiations around raising the debt ceiling, which was a necessary legal step to ensure the U.S. government could accommodate expenses to which it was already committed. Republicans wanted other legislative priorities to be attached to action on the debt ceiling.

“Two sources said they felt Greene’s behavior was “unprofessional,” with one critic arguing that members are becoming increasingly frustrated with the Georgia conservative for a variety of reasons,” Axios said. According to details in the same publication, removing Greene from the caucus would require the agreement of 80 percent of its members. The caucus itself doesn’t actually make its members list public like other groups in Congress, though various developments have nonetheless allowed a public look at who is participating. Perry, who tried to help further Trump’s anti-democratic ambitions after the last presidential race and even brought then-Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to the White House’s attention, currently leads the group.

Members, including Greene, could in theory move to more extensive positions of power. Unfortunately enough, is it that difficult to imagine Trump picking her as a running mate this time?