Republicans remain mostly quiet on Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose remarks have put GOP in a bind

Republicans remain mostly quiet on Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose remarks have put GOP in a bind

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans have a real dilemma on their hands: What to do about Marjorie Taylor Greene . Less than a month after being sworn into office, the ultra-right, conspiracy-spouting congresswoman from northwest Georgia has turned what should have been a GOP celebration over congressional gains in the Nov. 3 election into how to address the unapologetically outspoken freshman’s past controversial remarks. Do they formally reprimand her or strip her of committee assignments – as they did two years ago with Steve King of Iowa after he made comments about white nationalism. Or do they continue to stay silent on the controversy – hoping it dies down. Either choice risks alienating parts of their caucus. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. It’s a conundrum for top House GOP members, particularly Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who plans to meet with Greene next week. Despite some initial reservations , Republican leaders helped Greene win the seat she holds and, this week, rewarded her with an appointment to the House Education and Labor Committee . At the same time, McCarthy, through a spokesman, indicated his displeasure with Greene following newly unearthed social media posts before she came to Congress, but he and other Republican leaders have largely remained silent on the worsening controversy over Greene’s past remarks and conduct. The furor over Greene has grown each day as new social media posts from Greene’s past have become headlines, everything from "liking" […]

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