Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) slammed Rep. Nancy Mace (R) on Thursday after the South Carolina lawmaker said she will not support Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) for House Speaker due to his ties to White Supremacists.
In a lengthy post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Greene accused Mace of using “Democrat talking points” to attack Scalise.
“I’m supporting Jim Jordan for Speaker. I’m not supporting Scalise. I like Steve Scalise, and as I said, I want him to beat cancer, and he should be focused on that,” Greene wrote on X.
“What I do think is an unfair and quite frankly disgusting attack is members of our conference using Democrat talking points, using the same lines of attack that Democrats use against every single Republican, every single election, every single day, in these halls of Congress to attack Steve. He isn’t a White Supremacist. We all know that. He’s a good man,” Greene continued.
Mace, who plans to vote for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in the speaker’s race, told CNN Wednesday that she “cannot in good conscience, vote for someone who attended a white supremacist conference and compared himself to David Duke.”
“I would be doing an enormous disservice to the voters that I represent in South Carolina if I were to do that,” she added.
Mace was referring to reports that Scalise attended at a white supremacist conference organized by David Duke in 2002 and later compared himself to the KKK grand wizard saying he is “David Duke without the baggage.”