Marjorie Taylor Greene Launches Attack on Hakeem Jeffries

Marjorie Taylor Greene Launches Attack on Hakeem Jeffries

While her fellow Republican colleagues continue to argue over who should be the next House speaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked House Democrats.
The Georgia Republican representative took aim at New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York who has the complete backing of his fellow caucus members for the speaker position, in an advertisement published on Wednesday and funded by her campaign, Greene for Congress Inc.

The 30-second commercial, which Greene posted to his personal Twitter account, criticizes Jeffries’ legislative record, including his membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, his claim that he always votes with President Joe Biden, and his role as House manager during the first impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump in 2019.

Hakeem is more dangerous than Nancy Pelosi,” she said. The film also asserts that Jeffries “divides the American people” and features footage of him claiming, “Every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.” “The GOP needs to come together. America is in danger, and we have to stop Hakeem and the Democrats. Take the Democrats down!

Even some of her closest conservative supporters, such as Representatives Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert, have come under fire from Greene for their opposition to McCarthy becoming the next speaker. McCarthy is a California Republican, and she has been a fervent admirer of her.

Greene stated in a tweet on Tuesday that the Republicans who opposed McCarthy “are playing Russian roulette right now with our hard-earned Republican majority.”

She said, “This is the worst thing that could ever happen.”

McCarthy received 201 votes from his party’s members before the House broke for the day on Wednesday, well short of the 218 required to win the election. Representative Byron Donalds received 20 opposing Republican votes, while Jeffries received 212 support from his fellow Democrats.

The parliament decided to postpone once more until Thursday for a seventh round of voting after reconvening that evening. Republicans may have more time to come to an agreement on who to choose as the next speaker of the House.