Greene Says Challenge to McCarthy’s Speaker Bid ‘Bad Strategy’

Georgia GOP Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene is a firebrand conservative and until recently and outspoken critic of the GOP establishment. But she's recently appears more open to compromise – amid the possibility she'll get a committee chairmanship with McCarthy as speaker.

  • Greene made the ‘bad strategy comment Monday amid speculation that Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs, of House Freedom Caucus, of which she is a member, will challenge House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of the House speakership.
  • “I actually think that’s a bad strategy when we’re looking at having a very razor-thin majority, with potentially 219 [seats], we’re talking about one vote,” she said on the Real America’s Voice cable TV network.
  • Republicans as of Monday were just six House seats away from reaching 218, which would get them the majority.
  • “The danger is this: Do we want to watch a challenge for speaker of the House simply because the ‘Never Kevin’ movement, just like we’ve seen a ‘Never Trump’ movement – do we want to see that challenge open the door to Nancy Pelosi handing the gavel to Liz Cheney?.”
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