House Freedom Caucus Reportedly Boots Marjorie Greene Amid GOP Infighting

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According to one source, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has been booted from an organization in Congress known as the House Freedom Caucus.

In the U.S. House, caucuses function as somewhat informal — though still officiated — groupings of members who unite on some particular policy issue or area of background and interest, such as in the case of the Congressional Black Caucus. The House Freedom Caucus is one of the most prominent far-right groups in the House, with prominent figures like GOP Reps. Scott Perry (Pa.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) having been involved. The group has scored some wins, too, having seen Republicans at large promote their idea for overall limits on spending during recent negotiations around the debt ceiling. The group, though, doesn’t publicly maintain a list of its members, leaving observers to rely on reporters and insider accounts.

“ANDY HARRIS, a Freedom Caucus R, says his understanding is MTG is no longer an HFC member,” Olivia Beavers of POLITICO reported Thursday. “He called it “an appropriate action,” & cited her debt deal vote, support of McCarthy, & criticism of other HFC Rs.” She cited another journalist with the same outlet.

Greene, unlike a significant number of House Republicans, supported the arrangement that House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) struck with the White House to raise the nation’s debt limit as legally required while also including some of the legislative priorities that House Republicans had been after. Though lifting the debt limit, which governs actions the federal government can take to deal with pre-existing spending obligations, was necessary to avoid spiraling consequences, Republicans generally resisted without some of their legislative ambitions attached… but for many, the deal eventually struck didn’t go far enough, and House Democrats got it over the finish line.

One could theorize that Greene would face opposition from her own party if she really did try and pursue higher office. It’s even been suggested she could be a VP pick for Trump in the 2024 election.