Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Becoming The New GOP Kingmaker

( )- Earlier this month, while briefing the press, the press secretary for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, made a telling slip of the tongue in which she briefly referred to “Majority Taylor Greene.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has gone from being a pariah to a potential kingmaker in the House of Representatives, currently controlled by the Republican Party by a razor-thin margin. This comes less than two years after she was stripped of her committee assignments.

Greene has emerged as a leading supporter from the right of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) bid for speaker in the upcoming Congress. Greene’s support comes on the heels of former President Donald Trump.

This has put her at odds with other members of the Make America Great Again (MAGA) populist movement, such as Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is himself a Trump supporter, as well as a subset of approximately a half-dozen staunch conservatives who remain steadfastly opposed to McCarthy’s speakership bid in the House of Representatives. The Republican representative from Arizona, Andy Biggs, who served as chairman of the Freedom Caucus in the past, is challenging the representative from California for the gavel.

As a result of the Republicans’ underperformance in the midterm elections, they now hold a House majority that is smaller than anticipated. Because of this, McCarthy’s conservative opponents had a disproportionate influence. But if he wins the election, Greene will end up in the same position.

In October, Greene gave an interview with the New York Times in which he stated, “I think that to be the best speaker of the House and to please the base, he’s going to give me a lot of power and a lot of leeways.”

As a result, Republicans may shift their attention to investigations into congressional activity and develop different priorities regarding spending, immigration, and assistance to Ukraine.