Politics: Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for GOP Leaders to Oust 'Traitors' Katko, Kinzinger and Cheney

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Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has called on GOP congressional leaders to oust "traitors" among the congressional Republican caucus.

In a Friday tweet storm, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called on Republican Congressional leaders to oust © Alex Wong/Getty In a Friday tweet storm, Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called on Republican Congressional leaders to oust "traitors" such as Republican Representatives John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming. In this photo, Greene walks into the room for a news conference in her office at Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.

She specifically named Republican Reps. John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming as several of the "traitors" who should be ousted.

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In a series of tweets posted Friday afternoon, Greene said that she "waited a week to see if action would be taken, after 13 Republican traitors voted to pass Biden's agenda before speaking publicly."

"Without 19 (Republican senators) & 13 (Republican) House Members, there would be no Infrastructure or (Build Back Better) bill right now," she continued, in reference to the House Republicans who voted in support of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on November 5.

Greene previously called for all Republican lawmakers who supported the bill to be removed from their committee assignments as punishment for helping Democrats pass President Joe Biden's agenda.

In her Friday tweet storm, Greene wrote that Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise and the GOP conference worked to get the entire caucus to vote against the infrastructure bill.

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"[W]e all knew that bill was tied to the [Build Back Better] bill," Greene tweeted.

Katko "lied" to McCarthy, Green wrote, and "voted right away for the Infrastructure bill just as soon as the vote started, opening the door for the other 12 turncoats to help Pelosi beat the Squad & pass Biden's agenda."

In a mid-November statement, Katko defended his infrastructure vote to his constituents as a way "to create economic opportunity and make our community a stronger place for generations to come."

Greene also called Cheney and Kinzinger the two "worst members" of the House GOP.

She accused them of taking "marching orders" from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and participating in her "witch hunt" committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot. Cheney and Kinzinger are the only Republicans on the committee.

Cheney and Kinzinger "scheme with Democrats on how to destroy Trump & his allies, while still being members of our conference," Greene wrote.

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Cheney, Kinzinger and Katko are "openly and diligently working with Pelosi and Democrats completely against Republican voters and hurting our country," Greene said, as she called for Cheney and Kinzinger to be kicked out of the House GOP caucus and for Katko to be stripped of his committee assignments.

"This type of sadistic behavior can NOT be tolerated," Greene added. "They must be held accountable for their reprehensible actions.... Republicans that openly help Biden & openly attack Republicans are real enemies."

Kinzinger and Cheney have defended their roles on the January 6 committee as a mission to "find the truth" and "ensure accountability."

"Many in my party have treated this [committee] as just another partisan fight," Kinzinger said in a July congressional hearing. "It's toxic and it's a disservice."

Both Kinzinger and Cheney have said that they see Republican former President Donald Trump as toxic to the Republican Party, dangerous to democracy, alienating to voters and distracting from policy battles. Greene, however, thinks that Trump and his unapologetic, outspoken style represents the GOP's future.

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  Adam Kinzinger Accuses McCarthy of 'Begging' Marjorie Taylor Greene to 'Stay in Power' The Illinois Republican knocked the House GOP leader, writing in a sarcastic tweet: "Here is real strength."Greene, a staunchly pro-Trump Republican from Georgia, on Thursday said that McCarthy doesn't have the "full support to be speaker" if the GOP takes control of the House in the 2022 midterms. The congresswoman made the remark during an episode of Florida GOP Representative Matt Gaetz's podcast.

Newsweek contacted the offices of Kinzinger, Katko and Cheney for comment.

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