Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) rebuffed a compliment from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on her committee assignments, blaming him for delaying congressional business by holding up the vote for House speaker.
Gaetz congratulated Greene on her committee assignments after Democrats blocked her from serving on any panels during her first term. Gaetz and Greene, while both occupying the most conservative wing of the Republican Party, found themselves on opposing sides of the dramatic speakership race that went 15 ballots before Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected.
“She’s going to do amazing work for the people on these key committees she has EARNED,” he tweeted.
She responded, “Thanks to [Speaker McCarthy] & Steering for voting me on the committees I requested on the submission form most of us filled out. Too bad we’re weeks behind after you spent a week only getting [the motion to vacate] from 5 to 1. As the leading MAGA voice in Congress, I look forward to committees.”
Greene was a top ally of McCarthy throughout the speakership standoff, urging fellow hard-line members to vote for him.
McCarthy had to convince 20 GOP holdouts to change their votes, which took four days of intense negotiations that included lowering the number of members necessary to bring a vote to remove the speaker from five to one.
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