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‘Not what adults in the room do’: GOP lawmaker slams MTG for fundraising off speaker drama

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) is beside himself with anger about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and her threatened motion to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).

In an interview with right-wing Newsmax host Greg Schmitt, Murphy in particular attacked Greene for fundraising off her threat to remove Johnson and throw the House into chaos once again.

“Let me just talk back to this vacate measure, this asinine thing pushed by Matt Gaetz when he had that rift with McCarthy, and he did, just, sadly enough, I just received a text just 30 minutes ago from Marjorie, saying, I’m wanting to raise money on this,” said Murphy. “Matt Gaetz raised money the whole week, or the whole time he was creating chaos. This is not what it’s supposed to be. This is not what adults in the room do.”

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As a condition of initially receiving the votes to become speaker, Kevin McCarthy agreed to a rule where any single member could move to vacate the chair. He was ousted last year, ostensibly because he broke deals with the Freedom Caucus, but Gaetz has reportedly privately told allies he instigated the removal as revenge for a House Ethics Committee probe into Gaetz’s conduct.

Greene, who is threatening Johnson for agreeing to spending bills that would avert a government shutdown, has not actually filed such a motion yet, but could do so at any time unilaterally.

Complicating matters further, Republicans’ House majority is slimmer than it was when McCarthy was ousted, due to multiple members resigning and a special election flipping a seat in New York from the GOP to the Democrats.

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