During an interview on Rep. Matt Gaetz’s podcast, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene signaled she will not support Leader Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House if Republicans are able to retake the majority after the 2022 elections, unless he abides by her demands.
“We know that Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our conference. He doesn’t have the full support to be speaker,” Greene told Gaetz Thursday morning. “He doesn’t have the votes that are there, because there’s many of us that are very unhappy about the failure to hold Republicans accountable, while conservatives like me, Paul Gosar, and many others just constantly take the abuse by the Democrats.”
Among her demands, the Republican told Gaetz she wants fellow GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming to be kicked out of the House Republican Conference for serving on the January 6 committee, something McCarthy has so far resisted.
Greene’s ultimatum comes amid frustration from some of Trump’s allies in Congress, who have voiced increasing skepticism and frustration with McCarthy in recent weeks and have even suggested they would vote for Trump for Speaker of The House, a move that could be designed to put McCarthy on notice and remind him of the leverage that the MAGA wing of the party would have in a speaker’s race.
Greene also wants to see moderate Rep. John Katko (R-NY) lose his committee assignments for supporting the bipartisan infrastructure law, voted to impeach Trump, and voted to remove her from her committees.
“Katko’s not a Republican. He’s a Democrat,” Greene said. “Our conference and the NRCC needs to stop playing this majority-maker game.”
Watch the interview below: