Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) reportedly referred to the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday as the “burn-it-all-down caucus,” taking a dig at the right-wing organization that expelled her from its ranks over the summer.
“I’m not a member of the burn-it-all-down caucus anymore. I’m a greatly, very happily a free agent and I want to do my job here.” Greene said in a statement to reporters.
The Georgia Republican’s support of the debt limit bill Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Biden crafted to avoid a default angered many on the right flank, some of whom are caucus members, and Greene was expelled from the group over the summer.
Her removal was reportedly also a result of an altercation with Republican Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a caucus member.
After the Colorado Republican abruptly pushed a vote on her articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Greene referred to Boebert as a “little b—-“.
Boebert was attacked by Greene for failing to inform the House GOP conference of her decision, and she claimed that her Colorado colleague plagiarized her articles of impeachment against Mayorkas.
Greene’s expulsion from the conservative coalition was a turning point in her career on Capitol Hill. The Georgia Republican, who entered Congress as a troublemaker in 2021, rapidly established himself as a conservative thorn in the side of the GOP leadership.