Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly lashed out at fellow Republicans on Tuesday, stating that she was furious with her “friends” in the conservative House Freedom Caucus for pressuring Rep. Kevin McCarthy for committee slots before the House voted on McCarthy’s attempt to become speaker.
Greene, a Georgia Republican who came to national fame for her intense conservative beliefs, lashed out at some of her closest colleagues after the meeting for their McCarthy opposition.
Despite being strongly right-wing herself, Greene lashed out at both Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Laruen Boebert for their staunch opposition to McCarthy’s speakership.
“I’m the only Republican that has zero committees. So you would think I would be the one in there asking for something. But I haven’t done that. But I find out that it’s my Freedom Caucus colleagues and my supposed friends that went and did that, and they asked nothing for me. Nothing. That’s what I found out in there. I’m furious,” Greene said.
Greene of Georgia, who supports McCarthy for speaker, said that some of her fellow Republicans, notably Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, were positioning themselves for plum panel assignments during continuing negotiations aimed at smoothing McCarthy’s road to the gavel.
Greene, who was removed from her committee assignments in February 2021 due to her inflammatory statements concerning QAnon conspiracy theories, stated that she did not seek re-election.
Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, one of a few Republicans who are vehemently opposed to McCarthy, told Fox News on Tuesday that the Freedom Caucus was looking for committee positions before the vote for speaker.
However, he stated that McCarthy rejected down the request.
Anti-McCarthy Republicans were assured of rule changes intended at bolstering conservatives’ influence in the House, but many declined to support him in the hours leading up to the speakership vote.