Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) stated that if Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) becomes Speaker, he will appoint her to the Oversight Committee.
In an interview with Greene on Wednesday, right-wing presenter Charlie Kirk questioned her on how certain she was that McCarthy would carry through a far-right agenda that included subpoenas for Dr. Anthony Fauci and individuals close to President Joe Biden.
“He has said publicly that we are going to do all of these investigations into everything you just named,” Greene insisted. “We are definitely doing these investigations and he’s allowing the chairmen of the committees to run it.”
“I’m very excited to serve on Oversight. That’s the committee I’ve asked for and no one has told me no about anything. I am going to be pursuing many things and I’m thrilled to be able to do that,”
The politician has broken up his relationship with fellow Republicans Andy Biggs and Matt Gaetz over who ought to succeed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Democrats removed Greene from all committee positions in 2021 after it was discovered that she had repeated conspiracies and discriminatory remarks.
Greene recently stated that she wasn’t afraid of a GOP civil war.
“We’re going to fight it out. I’m telling you — I’ve always said I’m not afraid of the civil war in the GOP. I lean into it,” Greene told Steve Bannon on his “War Room” podcast on Monday.
Greene deviated from her House Freedom Caucus supporters during her chat with Bannon and supported McCarthy’s campaign for House Speaker. She emphasized recent rifts on the right wing of the GOP and described a leadership challenge as “very, very risky.”
Contradictorily, Greene urged GOP unity at the same conversation in the face of what would be a slim majority in Congress.
“Politics is a blood sport,” she informed Bannon. “We have to do everything we can to stop our enemy. And the enemy is the Democrat Party.”
McCarthy, the current House minority leader, hopes to succeed Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House if the GOP takes control of Congress in the upcoming November elections. Andy Biggs, a congressman from Arizona and member of the House Freedom Caucus, is challenging him.
Over the past 12 months, Greene’s opinion on McCarthy has changed. She claimed that McCarthy lacked the necessary support in November 2021 to become Speaker. As a result of his failure to stop Congress from removing her and her Republican colleague, Rep. Paul Gosar, from their committee assignments, she continued by saying she did not appreciate his leadership. McCarthy had limited control over Greene and Gosar’s committee assignments in a Democratic-led Congress since he was the minority leader.
In November 2021, Gosar received a fine for posting a graphic anime clip in which he kills Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democratic MPs accused Greene of embracing right-wing fringe conspiracy theories and encouraging violence against her colleagues in February 2021.
If McCarthy triumphs, Greene will gain significantly. McCarthy has made an effort to mend fences with Greene, even promising in March to put her to important committees if the GOP obtains control of the House.
McCarthy’s support from Greene also exposes divisions within the House’s far-right faction. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a close supporter of hers, has criticized McCarthy for months, calling him a failure and suggesting that he not take the reins of the House GOP.
When Gaetz declared on “The Charlie Kirk Show” on Monday that he would not support McCarthy for Speaker, this division became even more clear.