Kevin McCarthy's rebuke of Marjorie Taylor Greene was not an action of his own judgment: report
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may have condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) remarks comparing mask-wearing to the Holocaust but reports suggest there was a reason why he made the public statement.
According to a new report from CNN, the California lawmaker publicly distanced from Greene amid mounting pressure from Republican House members and donors. Last week, Greene caused a stir with her bizarre statement. But McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) remained mum about the situation despite the complaints and calls for Greene's expulsion.
On Tuesday, May 25, Jamie Gangel reported: "My Republican sources are saying both Republican donors, very important, and Republican members pushed McCarthy to do this. That they were embarrassed and they were frustrated."
While it has been reported that some Republican lawmakers would like for McCarthy to go a step further by pushing the Georgia lawmaker "out of the House Republican conference," he has not indicated that he will do so.
"Kevin should do it, but I doubt he will," one Republican insider reportedly said. So what is the hold up? Greene is favorite of former President Donald Trump and widely supported by his base which could lead to blowback for the entire political party.
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