Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has called on GOP congressional leaders to oust “traitors” among the congressional Republican caucus.
In a series of tweets posted Friday afternoon, Greene said that she “waited a week to see if action would be taken, after 13 Republican traitors voted to pass Biden’s agenda before speaking publicly.”
“Without 19 (Republican senators) & 13 (Republican) House Members, there would be no Infrastructure or (Build Back Better) bill right now,” she continued, in reference to the House Republicans who voted in support of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on November 5.
In her Friday tweet storm, Greene wrote that Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise and the GOP conference worked to get the entire caucus to vote against the infrastructure bill.
“[W]e all knew that bill was tied to the [Build Back Better] bill,” Greene tweeted.
Katko “lied” to McCarthy, Green wrote, and “voted right away for the Infrastructure bill just as soon as the vote started, opening the door for the other 12 turncoats to help Pelosi beat the Squad & pass Biden’s agenda.”
In a mid-November statement, Katko defended his infrastructure vote to his constituents as a way “to create economic opportunity and make our community a stronger place for generations to come.”
Greene also called Cheney and Kinzinger the two “worst members” of the House GOP.
She accused them of taking “marching orders” from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and participating in her “witch hunt” committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot. Cheney and Kinzinger are the only Republicans on the committee.
Cheney and Kinzinger “scheme with Democrats on how to destroy Trump & his allies, while still being members of our conference,” Greene wrote.
Cheney, Kinzinger and Katko are “openly and diligently working with Pelosi and Democrats completely against Republican voters and hurting our country,” Greene said, as she called for Cheney and Kinzinger to be kicked out of the House GOP caucus and for Katko to be stripped of his committee assignments.
“This type of sadistic behavior can NOT be tolerated,” Greene added. “They must be held accountable for their reprehensible actions…. Republicans that openly help Biden & openly attack Republicans are real enemies.”
Kinzinger and Cheney have defended their roles on the January 6 committee as a mission to “find the truth” and “ensure accountability.”
“Many in my party have treated this [committee] as just another partisan fight,” Kinzinger said in a July congressional hearing. “It’s toxic and it’s a disservice.”
Both Kinzinger and Cheney have said that they see Republican former President Donald Trump as toxic to the Republican Party, dangerous to democracy, alienating to voters and distracting from policy battles. Greene, however, thinks that Trump and his unapologetic, outspoken style represents the GOP’s future.
Newsweek contacted the offices of Kinzinger, Katko and Cheney for comment.
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