Kevin McCarthy vows to ‘always take care of’ Marjorie Taylor Greene: report
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Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been effusive in his reward of firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Inexperienced (R-Ga.) behind closed doorways after she fiercely backed his marketing campaign for the speaker’s gavel, a brand new report claims.
“I’ll by no means depart that girl,” McCarthy confided to a pal, according to a New York Times report on Monday.
“I’ll all the time care for her,” he added of his shut bond with the Georgia consultant now in her second time period in Congress.
The pair are described as always texting each other and assembly as usually as as soon as per week in McCarthy’s workplace. The brand new Home speaker even tasked his basic counsel to persuade senior executives at Twitter to reactivate Greene’s private account after she was banned final yr for violating the social media platform’s COVID-19 misinformation coverage, in keeping with the information outlet.
“Should you’re going to be in a struggle, you need Marjorie in your foxhole,” McCarthy advised the New York Occasions “When she picks a struggle, she’s going to struggle till the struggle’s over. She jogs my memory of my mates from highschool, that we’re going to stay collectively all through.”
Greene has helped affect McCarthy’s opposition to vaccine mandates, his reticence to proceed spending on the struggle in Ukraine, and his help to reinvestigate the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the Capitol Constructing to point out “the opposite aspect of the story,” in Greene’s phrases, in keeping with the Occasions.
Their as soon as fraught relationship took a flip throughout a celebration on the dwelling of GOP guide McCarthy’s adviser, the place Greene struck up a dialog with former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a trusted ally, who knowledgeable her that McCarthy yelled at then-Home Majority Chief Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for the Democrats’ determination to strip Greene from her committee assignments after social media posts she made endorsing conspiracy theories resurfaced.
“That dialog had a big effect on me,” Greene advised the Occasions, recalling that it was the primary time she had heard of McCarthy defending her.
Earlier this month, Greene supported McCarthy on all 15 ballots within the marathon Home speaker election. At one level she was noticed on the cellphone apparently with former President Donald Trump, himself a McCarthy supporter, trying to get anti-McCarthy members to talk with him.
In November of 2021, McCarthy vowed that Greene would have her privileges to serve on committees restored in a Republican-controlled Home and final week he made good on the promise, assigning Greene to the Home Homeland Safety and Oversight Committees.
Greene thanked McCarthy final week as she blasted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for the weeklong delay in electing a Home speaker.
The fireworks began after Gaetz supplied his congratulations to Greene on Twitter for her committee assignments.
“Bravo [Marjorie Taylor Greene]! She’s going to do wonderful work for the individuals on these key committees she has EARNED,” Gaetz tweeted Wednesday.
To which Greene responded, “Due to [McCarthy] & Steering for voting me on the committees I requested on the submission type most of us stuffed out.”
“Too dangerous we’re weeks behind after you spent per week solely getting [motion to vacate] from 5 to 1,” she added.
“Because the main MAGA voice in Congress, I sit up for committees,” Greene wrapped up her tweet.