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Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:13 AM Nov 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out demands for GOP House speaker vote if Republicans retake majority in

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Source: CNN

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of Donald Trump's staunchest allies in Congress, on Thursday laid out demands for a GOP leader to earn her vote for House Speaker if Republicans are able to retake the majority after the 2022 elections and cast doubt on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy being elected to the position.

"We know that Kevin McCarthy has a problem in our conference. He doesn't have the full support to be speaker," Greene said on an episode of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's podcast that aired 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."
Greene, who previously told reporters she would be laying out a list of demands to earn her speaker vote, mentioned some of the challenges that lay ahead in McCarthy's quest for the speaker's gavel. Among her demands, the Republican told Gaetz she wants fellow GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming kicked out of the House Republican Conference for serving on the January 6 committee, something McCarthy has so far resisted. She also said she has no respect for current GOP leadership.

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Greene also wants to see moderate Rep. John Katko, a New York Republican and McCarthy ally, lose his top spot on the House Homeland Security Committee. Katko, who represents a key swing district, supported the bipartisan infrastructure law, voted to impeach Trump and supported the Democratic-led effort to remove Greene 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."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-kevin-mccarthy/index.html



This is a make or break situation. If these fascists gain control of the House and the Senate, dont be surprised if they start arresting their opponents and shutting down opposition media.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out demands for GOP House speaker vote if Republicans retake majority in (Original Post) Alien Life Form Nov 2021 OP
MTG will fracture the House's GOP before the election. Maybe she will get a NCjack Nov 2021 #1
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NCjack

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1. MTG will fracture the House's GOP before the election. Maybe she will get a
Fri Nov 26, 2021, 11:21 AM
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vote on replacing McCarthy as minority leader before the election. That should give them some butt-hurt.

Omaha Steve

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