She may have been kicked out of the Freedom Caucus, but it looks like she’s still calling the shots where it counts.
After voting on the House floor, Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly turned to Twitter, noticed that she was trending, and through her scrolling, discovered that she had been kicked out of the Freedom Caucus.
And then, according to the New York Times, which just revealed fresh details about her ouster in new reporting, she was approached by Congressman Ben Cline, an active member of the ultra conservative bloc.
He asked if she would attend a meeting with Freedom Caucus Chairman, Congressman Scott Perry, who wanted to tell her in person that she had been kicked out. Greene declined, opting instead to scold Cline and the rest of the caucus for not helping pass her legislation to ban transgender surgeries for children — an issue she noted in the exchange “which the Freedom Caucus doesn’t care about.”
Greene was removed after she apparently referred to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, a member of the Freedom Caucus, as a “little bitch” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The two have long been said to dislike each other, but the tension came to a head as they held dueling measures to impeach President Biden.
Boebert leveraged a procedural tool to force a vote on her impeachment resolution — undercutting Greene’s measure, which did not employ the same tactic to press a vote.
According to The Daily Beast, Greene confronted Boebert and told her:
“I’ve donated to you, I’ve defended you. But you’ve been nothing but a little bitch to me. “And you copied my articles of impeachment after I asked you to cosponsor them.”
In response, Boebert said, “OK, Marjorie, we’re through.”
Greene hit her back with, “We were never together.”
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Although Perry never got to tell MTG good riddance to her face, Congressman Ken Buck, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, publicly criticized Greene for the actions that lead to her dismissal.