Kevin McCarthy Calls Greene A What?

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( – On Saturday night, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) during an interview on Fox News’s “One Nation” referred to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a “serious legislator” after she threatened to force a motion to vacate against Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

During the interview, McCarthy argued that there was a difference between Greene’s motion to vacate and the one that had been filed against him by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) last year. Gaetz’s motion had led to an immediate vote causing McCarthy to be removed from his position. 

However, unlike Gaetz, Greene did not file a privileged resolution and thus did not force an immediate vote. This means that in order for Johnson to be ousted there is one additional step, which is calling for the vote. 

As McCarthy argued this was significantly different, as the revolution is not privileged and thus not up for a vote. He added that one of the things he has always found regarding Marjorie is how serious of a legislator she is when it comes to dealing with policy and that the best way to deal with someone like her is to have a discussion. 

Greene was one of McCarthy’s allies during his time in office. He has now stated that he expects that she would be reasonable if they were to sit down and talk about policy issues. However, he did not say whether he believed that Greene was going to be following through with her motion to oust Johnson. 

McCarthy argued that he does not believe there has been a talk between the Speaker and Greene and that if he did sit down and talk with her, then she would understand that Congress did not have control at all. He also pointed out that there needed to be common ground found in between and that these are the two conservatives that would be able to do that. 

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