Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was expelled from the House Freedom Caucus not long after she and Lauren Boebert argued over who would introduce articles of impeachment to remove the Big Guy. The Gentlewoman of Georgia actually received her walking paper on Thursday. The Daily Caller, however, reports that Greene was actually sent packing by the caucus on June 30, but the decision to formalize it wasn’t made until Greene met with Pennsylvania caucus chair Scott Perry. Nobody was able to confirm that the meeting took place.
Depending on which source you access, Greene was given the gate for her support of Kevin McCarthy or for the issue with Boebert, during which Greene allegedly called Boebert a “little b***h” on the House floor. Greene was upset that Boebert filed her own articles of impeachment, using some procedural resources Green hadn’t accessed.
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I suspect it was both with a healthy dosage of other factors, including Greene’s position on the debt ceiling. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. Politico confirmed that this was the case. As of Thursday afternoon, neither the caucus nor Green’s office issued a formal statement. Greene made a few, let’s say “unique” comments in the past. Some of these were via social media. She also prepared for the SOTU with a white balloon and a dramatic outfit that looked as if it was pulled out of the costume shop in Warner Brothers circa 1939. This may have indeed been the culmination of a number of issues.
Greene, in an odd way, has presented herself as a maverick, a firebrand. This makes her support of McCarthy all the more interesting. Greene may have been conflicted or perhaps she was struggling with the larger picture. Or, she might be at a point where she believes her star is the brightest on the firmament.
Since the beginning of the Obama presidency, I’ve been a conservative. This was what prompted my conversion. In my radio career, a group of Lefties would drink and post their posts on the website of the local paper. The Lefties called me “Shane Hannity”, and “Lincoln Rushbaugh” and once even said that I was worse than Glenn Beck. A fan came to my rescue and said that I was worse than Glenn Beck but not as fat. It’s nice to have that on my side.
As an ex-cradle Lefty, I can assure you that this is not the Bush era. They may be evil, delusional, and deranged but they are serious. This combination of psychosis and real power with pseudo-gravitas is not to be taken lightly. They have money, power, and the means to achieve their goals, or at least make our lives miserable in their attempt.
It’s tempting to rush in and have the bugler blare the charge. For the foreseeable, the GOP will not be able to afford the same recklessness and glibness as the Democrats. The Freedom Caucus and House Republicans should have a “come to Jesus” meeting, at least to determine where they stand.
As I’ve said before, running a nation was never supposed to be easy or quick. It’s supposed to be complicated, messy, and sometimes even cumbersome. Theoretically, it is what keeps the country safe and power in check. Nobody wants a copy-and-paste, cut-and-dried government. While Greene’s removal may be viewed as an embarrassment in the MSM, this could also be seen as a sign that someone, on the Republican side at least, is trying to find some form of good government. It is not easy or painless to keep a Republic, but that was never the intention.