Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has refused to say whether rumors that she was booted from the House Freedom Caucus are true.
In a statement to The Epoch Times, Ms. Greene, who has represented Georgia’s 14th Congressional District since 2021, did not confirm or deny she was kicked out of the right-wing group.
“In Congress, I serve Northwest Georgia first, and serve no group in Washington,” she said.
“My America First credentials, guided by my Christian faith, are forged in steel, seared into my character, and will never change,” she continued. “I fight every single day in the halls of Congress against the hate-America Democrats, who are trying to destroy this country.
“I will work with anyone who wants to secure our border, protect our children inside the womb and after they are born, end the forever foreign wars, and do the work to save this country.
“The GOP has less than two years to show America what a strong, unified Republican-led Congress will do when President [Donald] Trump wins the White House in 2024.
“This is my focus, nothing else.”
While Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), who is on the caucus’ board, told Politico that a vote was taken just before the July 4 congressional recess to remove Greene from the group, Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho), another House Freedom Caucus member, told The Epoch Times that he was unaware of such a move.
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), a House Freedom Caucus member, declined to comment when asked whether Greene had actually been kicked out of the caucus, citing that he was “not at liberty to discuss these things” as he has agreed to confidentiality.
Ms. Greene has been at odds with the House Freedom Caucus during the 118th Congress.
She backed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from the beginning to get the House gavel, while many in the caucus showed resistance and were able to garner key concessions from Mr. McCarthy—including lowering the threshold to file a motion to vacate the chair from five House members to just one, to having a 72-hour notice to read a bill before the entire House votes on it.
It was those concessions and more that enabled Mr. McCarthy to become second in line to the presidency.
Additionally, Ms. Greene, unlike most in the caucus, voted for the now-debt ceiling law that raises the debt ceiling until Jan. 1, 2025.
Moreover, Ms. Greene allegedly got into a confrontation with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), another House Freedom Caucus member, on the House floor on June 21 and allegedly called her a “little [expletive].”
Ms. Greene apparently did not appreciate Ms. Boebert putting forth an article of impeachment against President Joe Biden when Ms. Greene had already done so alongside impeachments against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves.
With or without Ms. Greene in the Freedom Caucus, Congress next week is set to resume a busy agenda as the fiscal year finishes at the end of September and no appropriations bills have yet to pass either, let alone both, chambers.
A farm bill dealing with agricultural and food policy is up for renewal, and there are reauthorizations up for renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue allowing surveillance of foreign nations, individuals, and entities.
Moreover, next week there will be high-profile hearings including one on July 11 by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding the merger of the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf that has prompted outrage.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, and Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the governor of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, or the Public Investment Fund that backs LIV Golf, have declined to appear before the subcommittee despite it requesting their presence.
Mr. Norman and Mr. Al-Rumayyan cited “scheduling conflicts” as to why they will not appear for the hearing—according to the subcommittee’s chairman Richard Blumenthal—while Mr. Monahan has been on medical leave since June.
Instead, PGA Tour Chief Operating Officer Ron Price and PGA Tour board member Jimmy Dunne will appear before the subcommittee.
On July 12, Mr. Wray is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee in what is likely to be an explosive hearing.
Mr. Wray, a Republican, has come under fire for—among numerous issues—allegedly allowing the FBI to be weaponized against conservatives.
He is accused of not holding accountable those behind the Steele Dossier, which prompted Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to be spied on, and then a special counsel investigation that found no collusion between the campaign and Russia, to the FBI being sent to school board meetings as parents expressed frustration and anger over far-Left and explicit content being taught to schoolchildren.
Mr. Wray has also come under fire from the GOP for not being forthcoming in producing documents allegedly tied to corruption surrounding Mr. Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Under threat of contempt, Mr. Wray allowed members of the House Oversight Committee to view in a classified setting an unclassified document alleging Mr. Biden taking a bribe from a foreign official when he was vice president.