House Freedom Caucus has reportedly booted Marjorie Taylor Greene from its ranks after it took a secret vote last month, Politico reported.
Last month, Politico reported that the Freedom Caucus voted on Greene’s future with the group, but it wasn’t clear at the time what the result of the vote was.
The vote came as the right-wing group considered purging members who were inactive or who had issues with the group.
Greene’s close alliance with Speaker Kevin McCarthy and her criticism of colleagues in the group put her on thin ice. Now, according to Politico’s Olivia Beavers, Greene’s expulsion from the group has been confirmed.
“ANDY HARRIS, a Freedom Caucus R, says his understanding is MTG is no longer an HFC member. He called it “an appropriate action,” & cited her debt deal vote, support of McCarthy, & criticism of other HFC Rs, per [Politico reporter Jordain Carney],” Beavers tweeted this Thursday.
Other reports quoted Harris as saying: “A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done.”
The news marks the first time a member has been ousted from the group.
“I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” Harris said told Politico, appearing to refer to Greene reportedly calling Boebert a “little b****.”
“I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should,” he said.