Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for her outspoken support of former President Donald Trump, took to X after the ousting of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday. In a bold move, she declared her support for Trump as Speaker of the House. This comes after Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) successfully led an effort to remove McCarthy from the position, winning the roll call vote 216-210.
The Republican House voted on Rep Tom Cole’s (R-OK) motion to table Gaetz’s move, but it was rejected. Despite some Republicans expressing concern over the potential chaos and instability that may arise from McCarthy’s removal, others, such as Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH), stood by McCarthy’s leadership, praising it as “rock solid.”
However, not everyone was on board with ousting McCarthy. Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) called the move “terrible” and called for a “referendum” on regular order. He warned that if such a move fails, no one else will dare to try it again. Massie argued that McCarthy brought fairness and balance to the majority.
Amidst the turmoil, Marjorie Taylor Greene voiced her unwavering support for Trump as Speaker of the House on X. She listed numerous reasons why she believes Trump would be the ideal choice, ranging from his promises to end the war in Ukraine and secure the border, to passing bills to stop transgender surgeries and supporting the military and police. Greene even proposed the idea of making Trump Speaker and later electing him as President, highlighting his successful four-year record.
Rep. @Jim_Jordan: "We said the 118th Congress is about three things:
1. Pass the bills that need passed
2. Do the oversight work that needs to be done
3. Stop the omnibus that comes from the united States senate right before the holidays pic.twitter.com/hJy7ZKvazS
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) October 3, 2023
As for McCarthy, he gracefully accepted defeat and announced that he would not seek to regain the Speaker’s gavel. In a press conference, he expressed no regrets over his choices and confidently stated that doing the right thing may not always be easy, but it is necessary. With McCarthy stepping aside, the stage is set for a potential shift in the Republican leadership, leaving room for new faces to emerge.
It is clear that the Republican Party is divided on this issue, with different factions vying for control. Only time will tell who will ultimately lead the party and take on the challenging task of Speaker of the House. However, one thing is for certain, the political landscape is continuously evolving, and conservatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene are not afraid to shake things up and push for their preferred candidates. This is a pivotal moment for the Republican Party, and the decision they make will undoubtedly shape the future of American politics.