Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said in a Tuesday interview that her fellow Republicans who voted to boot Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the House speakership owe everyone an apology for creating the ongoing mess in the lower chamber.
Greene appeared on Fox Business’s “Kudlow” to speak about the chaos that has engulfed the House GOP in the three weeks since eight of their own members sided with Democrats in an Oct. 3 vote to remove McCarthy.
“The eight Republicans who joined Democrats and ousted Kevin McCarthy, they need to apologize and we need to heal our conference in order to move forward,” the Georgia Republican said.
The GOPers have been unable to agree on McCarthy’s replacement — leaving the House at a standstill without a leader.
“So, we’re gonna have to get back in the room and see who’s willing to run and be a candidate for speaker,” Greene said.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene arrives at Capitol Hill, as Republicans meet for who they will nominate to be the new House speaker on Oct. 24, 2023. AP
House Republicans named a speaker-designate Tuesday night for the second time in one day.
Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) was the latest Republican to be nominated for the job after the previous pick, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), dropped out just four hours after getting the nod.
Johnson is now the fourth candidate Republicans have nominated since McCarthy’s ouster.
None of the three previous nominees were able to secure the necessary number of GOP votes to win the speakership election.
Greene reminded Fox’s Larry Kudlow that the lack of a House speaker is not unprecedented.
Rep. Matt Gaetz also arrives at Capitol Hill, where Republicans congregated to make a decision on who they will nominate to be the new House speaker in Washington DC on Oct. 24, 2023. AP
“Back in 1855, the Congress went two months with 133 ballots trying to elect a speaker of the House,” she said.
“Maybe that’s what we go through again because I think – and I would argue – the GOP is going through a big change. And it needs to be an America First change. That’s what Republican voters want and that’s what the American people want, and that’s what our country needs.”
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