Marjorie Taylor Greene 'extracts a promise' from Republican leaders for House investigation of Pelosi and DOJ

Marjorie Taylor Greene 'extracts a promise' from Republican leaders for House investigation of Pelosi and DOJ

Although the 2022 midterms didn’t bring the massive red wave that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was hoping for, the GOP has flipped the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats will still have a narrow majority in the U.S. Senate, and they may even expand it slightly if incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia. But Republicans will have a narrow House majority — probably in the single digits, according to the New York Times.

On Tuesday, November 15, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was nominated for House speaker, a position presently held by Democrat Nancy Pelosi. And Pelosi, according to Washington Post reporter Jacqueline Alemany, is likely to be a target of Republican House investigations in 2023.

In a tweet posted on November 17, Alemany, noting reporting from the New York Times’ Carl Hulse, reported, “In a closed-door meeting of Republicans on Monday, right-wing lawmakers including MTG extracted a promise that their leaders would investigate Pelosi & the DOJ for their treatment of defendants jailed in connection w the Jan. 6…”

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MTG is short for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a far-right MAGA conspiracy theorist who was reelected in the 2022 midterms. Although Greene has been highly controversial, McCarthy has said that she will have committee assignments in a GOP-controlled House. And Greene is hoping that McCarthy, as House speaker, will choose her for the House Oversight Committee.

DOJ is short for U.S. Department of Justice. Greene believes that Donald Trump supporters who have faced charges in connection with the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building have been unfairly treated.

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