Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attacked fellow Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida over his refusal to back Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in fifteen speakership ballots earlier this month.
The House Steering Committee appointed Greene to the Oversight and Accountability and Homeland Security committees on Tuesday, and Gaetz took to Twitter to send Greene what seems to be a genuine message of congratulation.
“Bravo [Marjorie Taylor Greene]! She’s going to do amazing work for the people on these key committees she has EARNED,” Gaetz tweeted.
She’s going to do amazing work for the people on these key committees she has EARNED.
“Rep. MTG of Gerogia is back on committee assignments now that Republicans have retaken the House and the Rep. Gaetz-led revolt has put some steel in McCarthy’s spine.” https://t.co/ectjzpIbq3
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 18, 2023
In response, Greene wrote, “Thanks to [Speaker McCarthy] & Steering for voting me on the committees I requested on the submission form most of us filled out.”
Then, she clapped back at Gaetz.
“Too bad we’re weeks behind after you spent a week only getting MTV [motion to vacate] from 5 to 1. As the leading MAGA voice in Congress, I look forward to committees.”
Thanks to @SpeakerMcCarthy & Steering for voting me on the committees I requested on the submission form most of us filled out.
Too bad we’re weeks behind after you spent a week only getting MTV from 5 to 1.
As the leading MAGA voice in Congress, I look forward to committees. https://t.co/2dOYSPu2NK
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 18, 2023
Responding to Greene’s quoted tweet, Gaetz replied, “Well, we got a few other things but I’m thrilled that MTV is back to the pre-Pelosi standard. Totally worth it!”
“We the People will be in better hands with MTG holding the corrupt Biden Admin accountable via committee service. I’m so here for it.”
Green then came at Gaetz again, claiming he is wrong about what his holdout accomplished, writing, “The rules package did not change at all from Jan 1st to Jan 6th, except MTV went from 5 to 1. Literally, anyone can read them online and see that.”
Throughout the 118th Congress’ historic speakership election, Greene was one of McCarthy’s most prominent backers, while Gaetz spearheaded the opposition, voting at various times for Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, and former President Donald Trump.
Greene also feuded with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) over the speaker election; according to the Daily Caller, things got so tense that Greene and Boebert had a shouting match in a Capitol bathroom.
“You were OK taking millions of dollars from McCarthy but you refuse to vote for him for Speaker, Lauren?” Greene asked, according to the Daily Beast.