When two of the the GOP’s most famous members got into a foul-mouthed argument on the House floor during voting earlier this week, long-simmering tensions inside the party reportedly reached a breaking point.
Currently, some members of the House Freedom Caucus are thinking about changing up their membership.
The Freedom Caucus is debating whether to remove some politicians who no longer adhere to its principles or viewpoints, according to Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), a member of the organization.
Although it’s unclear exactly what would render a member ineligible, debates would probably center on certain politicians who are thought to be inactive participants.
Regarding the potential departure of some members, Norman chose not to elaborate.
Some members are reportedly interested in Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has allied with the House GOP leadership and become close to Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
This information first surfaced on Friday morning. Given that Greene has established herself as one of the caucus’s most vocal members, her removal might cause controversy.
The caucus has increased in recent weeks with the addition of Reps. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) and Eric Burlison (R-MO) to its ranks earlier this month. It is unclear which members were suggested for expulsion.