Marjorie Taylor Greene Ousted from Freedom Caucus, says Member

July 7, 2023

A member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that it has voted to oust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from its ranks.

“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done,” said Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who spoke to both Politico and CNN on Thursday. 

However, citing a confidentiality policy, a spokesperson for the Freedom Caucus would not confirm the vote when requested by The Hill.

The House Freedom Caucus “does not comment on membership or internal process,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement Greene also did not address her membership status, saying, “In Congress, I serve Northwest Georgia first, and serve no group in Washington. My America First credentials, guided by my Christian faith, are forged in steel, seared into my character, and will never change.”

The Freedom Caucus has been at the center of obstructing actions in the House this year, whether it was a threatened revolt that took a vote on raising the debt ceiling—so the government could avoid its first default in U.S. history—down to the wire, or dragging out the bid by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for Speaker of the House to 15 ballots over roughly four days—the longest since before the Civil War.

Last month, member Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) said the Freedom Caucus was “livid” over McCarthy’s successful effort to pass the debt ceiling legislation. Members led a mini-revolt that postponed votes on Republican-backed legislation for a full week. 

Referring to the debt bill and Greene’s support for McCarthy, Harris said Thursday, “I think all of that mattered” regarding her ousting from the Freedom Caucus. 

However, it was Greene’s public clashing with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), which recently descended into nasty name-calling with Greene calling Boebert a “little bitch” on the House floor, that Harris said was “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Harris has not actually said how he voted regarding Greene’s ouster but praised House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) for being a “true leader” who’s doing a “great job.”

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