Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is not on board with ousting Kevin McCarthy as speaker or a Republican-led effort to expel Matt Gaetz from the House.
In a lenghty thread posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Greene said she agrees with Gaetz that “things must change,” but a motion to vacate would give “the upper hand to the Democrats,” while an attempt to expel Gaetz from the House will “absolutely not be tolerated” by GOP voters.
Gaetz said on Sunday that he plans to file a motion to vacate against McCarthy this week after he worked with Democrats to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open.
“I do intend to file a motion to vacate against Speaker McCarthy this week,” Gaetz said on CNN’s “State of the Union”. “I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy.”
But, Gaetz is facing calls for his own expulsion from the House.
One lawmaker told CNN that Gaetz could be expelled depending on the findings from the House Ethics Committee investigation into the Florida lawmaker’s alleged sexual misconduct, illicit drug use or other misconduct.
“We want him gone,” the lawmaker told the outlet.
On Monday, Greene urged her Republican colleagues to “get off the power trips, stop the absurd drama.”
“Remember who the enemy is, stop fighting with each other, and get serious about solving the problems that produce annual systemic failure,” she added.