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A member of the House Freedom Caucus stated on Thursday that the group’s decision last month to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the pro-Trump coalition was influenced in part by their disagreement with Rep. Lauren Boebert.

“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done,” said Freedom Caucus board member Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.). When asked if she was formally out, he replied: “As far as I know, that is the way it is.”

It is the first time that Greene’s standing within the conservative movement has been confirmed officially. POLITICO was the first to report the vote, but it was initially unclear whether she had been fired. It occurred less than two days after Greene and Freedom Caucus member Boebert argued on the floor, during which Greene referred to the Colorado Republican as a “little bitch.” After the incident was initially reported, Greene confirmed it and added another derogatory term.

Despite their frequent disagreements, Harris stated that the conservative group has considered this particular argument.

“I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” Harris said Thursday. The Maryland Republican declined to say how he voted but called the decision to remove her “an appropriate action.”

This is the first time the conservative caucus has expelled one of its own members, and it demonstrates their anger at Greene. This year, she opposed numerous Freedom Caucus members by supporting Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s rocky campaign for the speakership and his debt settlement with President Joe Biden. The group is experiencing a post-Trump crisis, and some members are concerned that they may become too close with the party elite.

When asked if her support for McCarthy and the debt agreement played a role in the decision to expel her from the group, Harris responded, “I think all of that mattered.”

“I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should,” he said.

A Freedom Caucus representative declined to comment on Greene’s situation, citing the organization’s policy against discussing its members or internal operations in the media. A spokesperson for Greene did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Greene regularly attends the group’s weekly off-campus meeting. She could no longer attend, however, because this closed-door meeting is restricted to members only.

She is not the first individual to abandon the organization, but this is the first time a formal vote has been made to do so. Former Michigan representative Justin Amash left the organization and the Republican Party in 2019. “One other member a couple of years ago,” Harris said, “who we probably would have asked to leave, but we just decided not to.”

Furthermore, it cannot conclude there. It has been discussed to target a few other members in addition to the Georgia Republican, whom detractors accuse of failing to uphold group standards by being inactive. Prior to the motion to impeach Greene, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, stated to POLITICO that he had denied those purge requests.

“The speaker’s race, there was some difference in opinion. The debt ceiling, there were differences of opinion. And we had to get 80 percent on any major issue that we take positions on,” Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), a Freedom Caucus member, previously told POLITICO, referring to the threshold needed for the group to take a unified stance. “On some big issues, we have not been able to get there.”

The group is currently at the center of the battle over government spending as they attempt to exert pressure on McCarthy and other leadership members to deviate from the levels specified in the debt deal and to stand firm when he must ultimately negotiate with the White House and Senate Democrats.

Even though they are largely in accord that they want to cut spending, the group has been deliberating in private what their next steps should be after reaching an agreement with McCarthy to end a week-long stalemate in the House.

Harris, however, argued that there were no more “large divisions” after Greene’s dismissal and praised Perry.

“This wasn’t even a speed bump,” Harris added.

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