Marjorie Taylor Greene ousted from conservative House Freedom Caucus, Republican lawmaker says

The House Freedom Caucus voted to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from the conservative group, according to Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., another caucus member.

“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she did,” Harris said Thursday, according to multiple reports. The lawmaker added that Greene may no longer be able to attend group meetings.

This is the first time that a member has been kicked out of the group. It wasn’t immediately clear if any additional hurdles needed to be cleared for Greene to be officially removed, CNN noted.

Former Congressman Justin Amash resigned from the House Freedom Caucus in 2019.

When asked if Greene’s support for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California, or his support for the debt containment agreement earlier this year were factors in the move, Harris said “I think it all mattered,” Politico reported.

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Harris also appeared to call a confrontation between Greene and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., in which Greene used an expletive, “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

USA TODAY has contacted the offices of Harris and Greene for additional information.

The House Freedom Caucus voted to keep Greene in the group last month, Politico reported.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Marjorie Taylor Greene ousted from Republican House Freedom Caucus

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