Marjorie Taylor Greene, the far-right Republican representative from Georgia who has been known to advocate ridiculous conspiracy theories has generally been an ally of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and to the chagrin of many in the House, McCarthy’s embracing of the far-right House Freedom Caucus of which Greene was a member believe it is a disservice to the American public.
Greene, in fact, was one of McCarthy’s most outspoken allies during the unprecedented 15 rounds of votes for the speakership.
But not so much lately, perhaps in an effort to win her way back into favor with her former caucus.
This past Sunday, Greene announced that she "was a hard-no on the rules package McCarthy is currently trying to advance, which would bring a suite of government spending bills to the floor, because it would mean 'more money for Ukraine.'"
Greene also told reporters last week she was planning to introduce an amendment that would strip the Justice Department of its ability to fund special counsel investigations, threatening to throw another kink into the budget effort."
She joined her Florida colleague Matt Gaetz (R) in August in a previous attempt to strip funding from Jack Smith’s investigations into former President Trump.
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