Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Hopes “No One Dies” When Republicans Have 1-Seat Majority In House

Posted December 6, 2023 by with 3 comments

Indeed. Fingers crossed!

Via The Hill:

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) offered a grim outlook on the shrinking GOP majority after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced his plans to resign by the end of the month Wednesday.

“Now in 2024, we will have a 1 seat majority in the House of Representatives,” Greene wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Congratulations Freedom Caucus for one and 105 Rep who expel our own for the other. I can assure you Republican voters didn’t give us the majority to crash the ship.”

“Hopefully no one dies,” she added.

Greene was referring to the House Freedom Caucus’s push to remove McCarthy from his role earlier this year and to the 105 Republicans joining almost all Democrats to expel former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from the House last week.

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McCarthy is retiring this month, and there’s another Republican in Ohio, Bill Johnson, who’s retiring early next year to become the president of Youngstown. All three of the vacated seats (including the vacant George Santos seat) would have to be won by Democrats, but even that would put the tally in the House at 219 (R) to 216 (D). That’s a 3-seat majority for Republicans, not 1, so Marj’s math is off. Maybe she’s including others who aren’t running for reelection in 2024. A look at the 2024 House races is here.