July 10, 2023
The House Freedom Caucus voted to remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) from the conservative group just before the current Congressional recess on Friday June 23, according to Representative Andy Harris (R-Maryland), another member of the caucus, reports USA Today.
“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done,” Harris said on Thursday, July 6, according to multiple reports. The lawmaker added that Greene may no longer be able to attend the group’s meetings.
It marks the first time a member has been ousted from the group. It wasn’t immediately clear whether additional hurdles needed to be cleared for Greene to officially be removed, CNN said.
Former congressman Justin Amash resigned from the House Freedom Caucus in 2019.
As to whether Greene’s support for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California), or her support for a debt limit deal this year were factors in the move, Harris said, “I think all of that mattered,” Politico reported.
USA Today has reached out to Harris’s and Greene’s offices for additional information.
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