Marjorie Taylor Greene hit out at fellow members of the House for questioning the suitability of Kevin McCarthy as the new Speaker come the new year. In a lengthy tongue-lashing session on Twitter, the MAGA Republican accused colleagues opposing Mr McCarthy of “lying to the base” about potential alternatives. The Twitter rant came within hours of Ms Greene publicly clashing with one-time pal Lauren Boebert after the Colorado congresswoman attempted to distance herself from conspiracy theory-pushing Greene.
Writing on her personal Twitter account, the Georgia congresswoman said: “Being a conservative and anti-establishment, I used to criticize Kevin McCarthy a lot. In fact, I’ve criticized many people and still do because I’m so incredibly frustrated with what a failure our government is to our people. I firmly believe it’s our job to fix it, but we, Republicans will never fix anything when we say Never someone just because we don’t like them.
“To the Democrat’s credit, they don’t do that. And I’ve watched them pass incredibly horrible things in the past two years, and the country is suffering and will suffer worse because of their amazing ability to work together in spite of their differences.
“Not us, we’re the Party of Never and it’s ruining everything. It’s also lying to the base about a “plan” that doesn’t exist, no candidate, & no way of working that I refuse to be part of and silent about.
“I’m disappointed my friends would mislead the base and that’s a big reason why I’m speaking out.
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“The Speaker is elected inside our conference that unfortunately for us conservatives is filled with too many moderates and it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a conservative to get 218 votes.”
She continued: “My friends know this and risking the gavel & delaying everything just bc they don’t like someone is not only selfish, it’s incredibly reckless and dangerous.
“Just like the Never Trumpers were Never Trump just bc they didn’t like him, & that bad attitude cost our country so much.
“Never Trumper’s bad attitudes produced Republican refusal to work together and accomplish the MAGA agenda that Americans rallied around and voted for in record numbers.
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“And it cut a deep divide in our party that is ever expanding, sadly.”
Ms Greene added: “It’s also lying to the base about a ‘plan’ that doesn’t exist, no candidate, & no way of working that I refuse to be part of and silent about. Risking the gavel & delaying everything just bc they don’t like someone is not only selfish, it’s incredibly reckless and dangerous.
“It’s time for my friends in the Never Kevin Caucus to stop lying to the base just bc they don’t like Kevin McCarthy. They do not have a plan and there is no consensus candidate. Sabotaging the country for personal reasons is not brave or righteous, it’s selfish and foolish
The dispute among Republicans comes after candidates failed to deliver on their promised “Red Wave” during November’s midterms.
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While securing control of the House, the GOP fell short of snatching the Senate back from the Democrats, sparking concerns about the results of the 2024 election.
Ms Greene remains an outspoken Trump supporter and her pandering to the far right and promoting conspiracy theories have made her the subject of ridicule from within the Republicans as well.
Lauren Boebert, who joined the Georgia congresswoman in heckling Joe Biden during his State of the Union address earlier this year, was the latest GOP figure to distance herself from Ms Greene.
Asked whether she shared in Ms Greene’s belief Kevin McCarthy would be a successful Speaker of the House, Boebert dismissed the question and noted she had often been “accused” of always agreeing with her Georgia counterpart.
She said: “Well, you know, I’ve been aligned with Marjorie and I’ve been accused of believing in a lot of things that she believes in.
“I don’t believe in this just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers – Jewish space lasers – and all this.”
Ms Greene became a subject of ridicule in 2021 after a resurfaced social media post showed her pushing an antisemitic conspiracy theory about the California wildfires of 2018.
In the post, which has since been deleted, the Georgia congresswoman pushed the theory that the fires had been ignited by a space laser beam controlled by wealthy Jewish bankers.