Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) warned that a move to expel Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) from the House “will not be tolerated by Republicans across the country.”
“I can guarantee you that. Remember when 11 R’s voted against me and 10 R’s voted to impeach Pres Trump? Both the [motion to vacate] and expulsion plans are wrong,” Greene wrote in a lengthy thread on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Gaetz revealed Sunday that he is planning to bring a motion to vacate against Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) this week after the Speaker got a continuing resolution to keep the government open passed with Democratic support. This comes after weeks of threats from the Florida Republican, who is also now reportedly facing some calls for his own expulsion.
“I do intend to file a motion to vacate against Speaker McCarthy this week,” Gaetz said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid. I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy,” he added.
McCarthy brushed off the threat from Gaetz on Sunday, saying that he will “survive” and that this “is personal with Matt.”
Fox News reported that some House Republicans are seeking to expel Gaetz if the House Committee on Ethics reports wrongdoing by Gaetz. It would take a two-thirds majority to expel a member from the House, but the Republicans are only holding onto a slim majority.
CNN also reported that one Republican lawmaker said that Gaetz could be expelled depending on the Ethics Committee findings, telling the outlet, “We want him out.”
Greene said that while she agrees with Gaetz that “things must change,” she opposes a motion to vacate, saying that it would give “the upper hand to the Democrats.”
“I don’t agree that a motion to vacate will effectively create the changes needed to solve the intentional systemic failure that create the annual never ending CR’s and Christmas omnibus mega spending packages,” she wrote on X.
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