House Speaker McCarthy to Host Fundraiser for Controversial Rep. Greene: A Growing Alliance

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 07/12/2023
According to Punchbowl News, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) intends to host a fundraiser on Wednesday in support of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who is under fire. The news source claimed that the fundraiser is "a further sign of their growing alliance" on its Twitter page.

According to a source who spoke to the media outlet, the event's target donation amount is $50,000.

Following news of the fundraiser, Axios reported that McCarthy had embraced Greene following her expulsion from the House Freedom Caucus, an ultraconservative group.

In a Tuesday interview with Axios, McCarthy praised Green.

"Marjorie Taylor Greene is among our best lawmakers, as well as one of the most conservative and powerful lawmakers, in my opinion. I firmly believe in Marjorie Greene," McCarthy told the publication.

McCarthy responded when asked about the removal of Greene from the Freedom Caucus: "I don't know why they would do something like that from any perspective. I consider it to be a setback for the Freedom Caucus.


McCarthy owes a lot of his success as speaker and major legislative achievements, like the deal on the debt ceiling, to Greene's backing.

McCarthy privately pledged his loyalty to Greene to a friend after narrowly winning the speakership on the 15th ballot earlier this year. The friend, who spoke to The New York Times under the condition of anonymity, described the exchange to the newspaper.

McCarthy allegedly said, "I will never leave that woman." "I'll always look out for her." After publicly endorsing McCarthy's speakership bid in late last year, Greene severed ties with her far-right allies.

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