Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has argued that there should be no challenges against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). She has added that any opposition could be harmful to the narrow majority that the GOP is expected to have in the House.
Greene spoke with former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon during an episode of his “War Room” podcast. There she noted that if they have a “razor-thin majority” having opposition within the party could be a negative strategy. These comments come after an increasing number of reports have wanted Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), a former chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, to be considering opposing McCarthy.
Biggs on Monday afternoon said that as of right now, no one would have the 218 votes required to become the speaker. He also told the Hill that an alternative to McCarthy would be available, but he did not specify who that alternative challenger would be.
Greene has also warned that there would be some moderate House Republicans who could even join Democrats in asking for a compromise Speaker candidate such as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Greene said that was the biggest risk of challenging the leadership right now, the fact that it could leave the door open for someone like Cheney to become the Speaker.