Marjorie Taylor Greene

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MTG Has Her Committees, but Her Real Aim Is VP: Report

Marjorie Taylor Greene 'sees herself on the short list for Trump's VP,' says Steve Bannon

(Newser) - Trump-Greene 2024? That remains the hope of second-term congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to NBC News , which cites two sources as saying the Republican from Georgia is vying to be Donald Trump's running mate. "She sees herself on the short list for Trump's VP," former Trump...

McCarthy on MTG: 'I Will Never Leave That Woman'

'New York Times' has the background on their unlikely political alliance

(Newser) - In his bumpy but ultimately successful bid to become House speaker , Kevin McCarthy had a strong and surprising ally on his side—hard-right firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene. But as a deep dive by Jonathan Swan and Catie Edmondson makes clear in the New York Times , their unlikely political alliance had...

Greene, Other Right-Wing GOPers Picked for Committees

Greene will sit on Oversight, Homeland Security panels if OKed; Gosar, Santos also selected for seats

(Newser) - It's been noted that Marjorie Taylor Greene is vying for more of a power position within the Republican Party, and it looks like she just made some headway. The Hill reports the Georgia congresswoman was selected Tuesday by the GOP-led House Steering Committee to sit on the Homeland Security...

'What Happens in the Ladies Room Stays in the Ladies Room'

Alleged spat between MTG, Boebert may be a reflection of MTG's new strategy

(Newser) - The buzzy story out of DC on Tuesday revolves around Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. The Daily Beast reports that the GOP congresswomen got into a heated confrontation on the first day of the new Congress in a House bathroom. “Greene questioned Boebert's loyalty to [Kevin] McCarthy,...

Political Feud of the Day: MTG vs. Dr. Dre
MTG, Dr. Dre
Get Into It
Over Video

MTG, Dr. Dre Get Into It Over Video

Rapper sends lawmaker scathing cease-and-desist letter, and she fires back

(Newser) - It's not unusual for musicians to object to politicians using their music, but a flareup Monday was more colorful than most. It started when GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E."—at least the instrumental part—in a video playing...

Crazy House Moments: A Near-Fight, a Call From 'DT'
'Tense Moment': A Near-Fight
Highlights House Drama
the rundown

'Tense Moment': A Near-Fight Highlights House Drama

Before Kevin McCarthy's winning vote, a chaotic stretch that includes a call from 'DT'

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy finally got enough votes to become House speaker , but it required high drama that nearly escalated into physical confrontation. A look at some key moments in the approximately half-hour between the 14th and 15th ballot:
  • Near fight: The most dramatic moment happened when Mike Rogers of Alabama angrily

After a Boebert Potshot, Greene Fires Back

Public rift widens between GOP congresswomen

(Newser) - They are two high-profile congresswomen on the right who might be mistaken for what Politico calls "MAGA twins" from a distance. But friction between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado has spilled into public in a big way in recent days. It began when...

White House Responds to Greene's Latest 'Violent Rhetoric'

She says she'd have 'won' Capitol attack if she'd organized it

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene once again offered herself as a pincushion for Democratic backlash over the weekend when she suggested that she and Steve Bannon would have "won" the Jan. 6 insurrection if they had actually been the ones to organize it. Per CBS News , White House spokesman...

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Resolution: Audit Aid to Ukraine

Though it's not likely to go anywhere for now

(Newser) - In the latest sign that a Republican-led House of Representatives might not offer Ukraine the same level of aid that has so far been given, a group of Republicans led by Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday introduced a resolution calling for the funds allocated to Ukraine by Congress to be...

Greene Warns Against 'Never Kevin' Movement

She says opposing McCarthy's speaker bid could open the door for Cheney

(Newser) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy's bid to become House speaker could be in trouble amid opposition from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus—but one of the House's most prominent conservatives is standing by him. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on Monday that...

Taylor-Greene: I Deserve More Power in Next Congress

'New York Times' has a lengthy profile of the far-right congresswoman

(Newser) - It's a dream ticket or a nightmare ticket depending on your MAGA perspective: former President Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene in 2024. Greene herself tells Robert Draper of the New York Times that she and Trump have discussed the possibility. “I would be honored,” she says, while...

Marjorie Taylor Greene's 27-Year Marriage Is Ending

Husband Perry Greene files for divorce from Georgia congresswoman

(Newser) - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene 's marriage of 27 years is coming to an end, reports the Daily Beast . Husband Perry Greene filed for divorce Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court, calling their marriage "irretrievably broken," per the Hill . He also said the couple, who wed in college,...

White House Has Fiery Reply to Critics of Student Loan Plan

@WhiteHouse tweets their criticism and their own loan forgiveness total

(Newser) - There are plenty of critics of President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan—and on Thursday the White House called out a select group of them by name, reports Politico . The White House Twitter account retweeted a series of tweets from Republican members of Congress blasting the Biden move. On...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Was 'Swatting' Victim

911 caller claimed man was shot 5 times at her home

(Newser) - Police in northwest Georgia say they're investigating a bogus 911 call received early Wednesday that claimed a person had been shot multiple times at a residence in Rome, Floyd County. Debbie Burnett, Rome's assistant police chief, says officers responding to the call discovered it was the home of...

Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

Highlights From Greene's Testimony on Eligibility to Run
Taylor Greene Is Victorious

'ACQUITTED': Taylor Greene Is Victorious

She issues defiant tweet after judge, Georgia official declare she can run for reelection

(Newser) - Update: Marjorie Taylor Greene can run for Congress again. After a judge in Atlanta rejected a lawsuit on Friday that would have prevented it, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signed off on the ruling hours later, reports NBC News . Opponents had filed suit, arguing that the conservative Greene should...

Greene's Texts to Meadows Show Quick Shift on Riot

As it began, she asked for Trump to calm rioters; soon, she put blame on antifa infiltrators

(Newser) - Texts to and from Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows on the day of the Capitol riot and, more generally, in the aftermath of the 2020 election have been the subject of many stories of late. But CNN is now unveiling a mother lode—a total of 2,319 texts...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Fights in Court for Right to Run Again

Five constituents say her role in Capitol riot should disqualify her

(Newser) - Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene fought for her right to run for re-election Friday during an unusual hearing in Atlanta. Per the AP :
  • The challenge: Five constituents in the Georgia congresswoman’s district have said Greene helped facilitate the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, making her ineligible for

Democratic Challenger Is Outraising MTG, Big Time

Marcus Flowers had an impressive quarter, but he still doesn't stand a chance

(Newser) - Marcus Flowers—Army vet and Democrat in northwest Georgia—has far outraised his potential opponent, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Flowers raked in $2.4 million in donations during the first quarter, more than double that of Greene, according to the Hill, which says Greene still has more in her war...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Jimmy Kimmel to Police

Late-night host says Will Smith reference was a joke, not a threat

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not take kindly to Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that Will Smith could deal with the "Klan mom." In a Wednesday tweet , the congresswoman said she had referred the late-night host to Capitol Police for "this threat of violence against me." Kimmel...

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