Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Expelled from House Freedom Caucus for Aligning with Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been ousted from the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) after consistently aligning herself with Speaker Kevin McCarthy on crucial votes. Despite joining the HFC upon entering Congress in 2021, Greene has emerged as a staunch supporter of McCarthy during the 118th Congress. She stood by him during a series of 15 pivotal votes that led to his appointment as speaker in January.

Additionally, Greene supported the bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act, which aimed to raise the debt ceiling. However, her contentious relationship with HFC member Rep. Lauren Boebert, including using derogatory language toward her on the House floor, was cited as the primary reason for her removal from the caucus.

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris confirmed the expulsion, highlighting Greene’s disrespectful remarks towards a fellow member as the tipping point for the decision. 

“I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” he said.

HFC members “overwhelmingly” voted to remove Greene following a June 30 meeting, but the group had been holding off on formal expulsion pending a meeting between Greene and chairman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, two sources with knowledge of HFC dynamics told the Daily Caller. The sources were not able to confirm whether or not the Greene-Perry meeting took place.

Greene’s office did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment on the matter.

“HFC does not comment on membership or internal processes,” a spokesman for the group told the Daily Caller. Originally founded by nine Republicans in 2015, HFC has reportedly grown to around 36 GOP representatives.

Greene does not appear to be letting up in her feud with HFC. She repeatedly attacked longtime member Ken Buck of Colorado on Wednesday for his opposition to cutting Justice Department funding. Buck, a former federal prosecutor, has told colleagues to “be careful” on the issue.

“Any Republican who has said or even written ‘Drain the Swamp’ must be ready and willing to cut funding, use impeachment, and use the Holman rule,” Greene wrote, while sharing a screenshot of an article quoting Buck.

“Drain the swamp,” she quote-tweeted.

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