MTG Says McCarthy-Led House Will Defund Trump Special Counsel

  • Greene, a strong Trump supporter, made the comment hours after Attorney General named federal prosecutor Jack Smith as the special counsel.
  • In a tweet detailing the plan, Greene said McCarthy would invoke the Holman rule, a procedural measure by which the House may adjust appropriations legislation to reduce the salary of or fire specific government employees. They may also use it to cut specific programs.
  • “Holman Rule. Look it up! [McCarthy] is going to put it in place” Greene wrote. “That means no money for Garland’s politically weaponized Special Counsel. Don’t promise too many jobs! Whoops defunded.”
  • Whether Greene was predicting such action or announcing that McCarthy had made the decision is unclear.


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