Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., hinted on Monday that she might spill the tea on the purported inner struggle between America First politicians as the newly Republican-controlled House aims to cast votes for a new Speaker on Tuesday.
“Unreal that people claiming to be America First are negotiating for ‘Me First’ positions when it comes to the Speaker’s gavel,” she wrote on Twitter. “The base deserves the truth. They would be as sickened as I am.”
Greene followed up her comment with a cryptic hint, stating that her unveiling of the truth behind the inner political skirmish could be “Coming soon.”
Her comments come after several weeks of tension between Republican politicians on the issue of who should be elected as the next Speaker of the House now that Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., will lay down her gavel on Tuesday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged as an early frontrunner. However, there have been several dissenting voices on the issue of McCarthy becoming House Speaker.
A report from FiveThirtyEight polling pointed out in December that there are a handful of tried-and-true conservatives in the House who oppose McCarthy’s potential speakership, including Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R).
Gaetz, for example, views McCarthy as a “RINO” Republican. In recent comments to the press, he remarked of McCarthy, “If you want to drain the swamp, you cannot put the biggest alligator in charge of the exercise. I’m a Florida man and I know of what I speak.”
In December, Rep. Greene hammered her “friends” who opposed McCarthy’s speakership, accusing them of misleading the base by claiming that the Minority Leader had enough votes to win the gavel.
“The Speaker is elected inside our conference that unfortunately for us conservatives is filled with too many moderates and it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a conservative to get 218 votes,” she said.
She added, “I don’t support someone based on their personality, whether they’re popular or not, or other shallow meaningless reasons. We aren’t electing a prom king, pope, or fraternity president. But the Never crowd treats it this way & they’re killing our ability to be effective.”