Infighting Is Funny: Marjorie Taylor Greene & Matt Gaetz Argue On Twitter

Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) take infighting public
Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

File this under ‘Infighting is funny’ as Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argue out loud on Twitter.

Gaetz tried to make nice with Greene after he led the hold-up on electing fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy Speaker of the House earlier this month. Greene, however, had stood steadfast with McCarthy.

After an unprecedented 15 rounds of voting, McCarthy finally got his position, and he rewarded Greene with two plum committee assignments for her loyalty (House Oversight and Homeland Security committees).

Gaetz sent some good wishes via Twitter but Greene wasn’t ready to smooth things over yet.

From HuffPost:

“Bravo,” Gaetz tweeted. “She’s going to do amazing work for the people on these key committees she has EARNED.”

Greene, who broke from her usual allies to support McCarthy’s speakership ― effectively guaranteeing her return to committee assignments she’d been stripped of in 2021 over violent and racist rhetoric ― threw it back in Gaetz’s face.

“Too bad we’re weeks behind after you spent a week only getting MTV from 5 to 1,” she tweeted back, referring to the “motion to vacate” rule change McCarthy agreed to secure the support of his Republican opponents. Under the new rule, only one member of Congress is needed to bring a motion to vacate, forcing a vote to remove the speaker.

“As the leading MAGA voice in Congress, I look forward to committees,” Greene added.

Even after Gaetz came back a second time with positive vibes, Greene swatted him down.