MTG Calls For Expulsion Of Fellow Republican For Putting House Majority In ‘Dangerous Situation’

(Patriot Insider) – Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was none too pleased to hear the announcement from Rep. Mike Gallagher about his early resignation from the House, as it places the GOP majority at even further risk of being lost. It is already a razor-thin margin and now it’s getting slimmer, which means Republicans have a lot of ground to make up in the general election this fall.

According to Warner Todd Huston of The Western Journal, Greene stated over the weekend that she believes Gallagher should be booted for his sudden retirement.

“What Mike Gallagher did yesterday was intentional, purposeful, and puts our entire majority at risk. I think he should be expelled,” Greene declared during an interview on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast.

“Greene’s pique rose after Wisconsin Republican Gallagher announced on Friday that he intends to leave office on April 19. He had already announced that he is not running for re-election when his term is up in the fall, however, his decision to leave in only a few weeks shocked GOP voters,” the report said.

Gallagher, who voted against the impeachment of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, noted that he worked “closely” with Republican leadership concerning his decision to retire early. That sounds a bit fishy, right? Who, exactly, is he referring to by “leadership?” Are we talking about folks in the establishment?

“I’ve worked closely with House Republican leadership on this timeline and look forward to seeing Speaker [Mike] Johnson appoint a new chair to carry out the important mission of the Select Committee on the Chinese Community Party,” Gallagher remarked. “My office will continue to operate and provide constituent services to the 8th District for the remainder of the term.”

It’s almost like there are some Republicans attempting to sabotage the true GOP ahead of November. I certainly hope that is not the case, but a number of people have stepped down from their positions early this year. It just seems a bit suspicious.

“At least Gallagher did his constituents the courtesy of avoiding a special election and the huge cost to the taxpayers that would entail. According to Wisconsin election law, no special election is to be held if a congressman leaves office after April 9, Newsweek reported,” Huston wrote. “But Gallagher is still leaving his voters without representation as well as taking away a vote from the GOP majority for the rest of the congressional session, just as the GOP majority is shrinking at an accelerated pace.”

“On the heels of Colorado Rep. Ken Buck’s similar decision to flee too early, that means the GOP majority shrinks to a closer 217 Republicans to 213 Democrats — a margin that will make it very hard for the GOP to get anything done,” Huston added.

The House Freedom Caucus has already kicked Ken Buck from its ranks over his decision to step down early. Greene thinks Gallagher should be out of Congress completely in order to trigger a special election which would aid the Republican Party in keeping its majority. Sounds like a plan.

“We’re in a very dangerous situation, Steve,” Greene told the podcast host. “I think he should be expelled preeminently before he’s allowed to just walk out of Congress at a date of his choosing, where his district doesn’t get to replace him until next Congress.”

“I think that is completely wrong. I think people should be able to have a voice. His district deserves a voice in Congress and we should expel him and that way his district can replace him as quickly as possible with a special election,” she continued. “Our majority is too important to throw away and the horrible dishonest and completely irresponsible actions of many in our Republican majority have led us to where we are. When people leave early it’s a math game.”

“They’re the ones that put us at risk of losing the majority,” Greene explained. “Every member that leaves early puts us at risk of losing the majority. Expelling Republican members for a Democrat to control and take over the seat like they did to George Santos, puts us at risk of Hakeem Jeffries becoming the Speaker of the House.”

It’s highly unlikely that Greene’s suggestion will be heeded by those in positions of leadership within the GOP. However, she’s certainly correct to be ticked off as all of these early retirements risk placing more power in Democratic Party hands when they did not earn it fair and square through elections.

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