Following the turmoil that occurred earlier this month during the contest for who would become the next Speaker of the House, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) criticized Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) online.
Greene’s comments come at a time when the 48-year-old politician has aggressively rebranded herself following her turbulent first days in office.
Greene’s efforts have allowed her to separate herself from the party’s edges and become more of a team player, raising her prominence inside the Republican Party.
After Democrats pushed Greene to leave her committee assignments during her first stint in Congress, Gaetz commended her for regaining positions on important committees.
“Well done, @mtgreenee!” tweeted Gaetz. “Rep. MTG of Georgia is reinstated on committee chairs now that Republicans have recaptured the House and the Rep. Gaetz-led uprising has put more steel in McCarthy’s spine. She’s going to do tremendous work for the people on these crucial committees she has EARNED.”
“Thanks @SpeakerMcCarthy & Steering for putting me on the committees I asked for on the submission form that the majority of us filled out,” Greene retorted.
Greene said, “Too bad we are weeks behind because you spent a week just getting MTV from 5 to 1. I welcome committees as the leading MAGA voice in Congress.”
“Motion to Vacate” is referred to as MTV. A single member of Congress will be sufficient to submit a resolution for a vote to remove the Speaker of the House, as opposed to several members in the past. “The bar for initiating a motion to vacate was only one member of Congress until 2019, when Democrats gained control of Congress and upped the threshold,” according to NBC News.
Gaetz wrote: “Well, we received a few other things but I’m pleased the MTV is back to the pre-Pelosi standard,” appearing astounded by Greene’s answer. “Absolutely worth it!”
“With MTG keeping the dishonest Biden Administration accountable through committee service,” he continued, “We the People will be in better hands. I’m totally in.”
“With the exception of MTV going from 5 to 1, the rules package did not alter at all between January 1 and January 6,” according to Greene. “Anyone with internet access may read them and realize that. Prior to the 15 ballots beginning on January 3rd, all significant negotiations took place in conference and 5 family sessions.”