Senator Calls Greene Largest Threat To GOP Majority

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) broke with his own party this week, saying that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is the largest threat to the party’s House majority. His comments came as Greene was one of the most outspoken critics against a large funding bill last month and the aid packages to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan this month.

Tillis said in a recent interview that he believed Greene was “uninformed” and a “total waste of time.”

“She is a horrible leader. She is dragging our brand down,” he said.

“She, not the Democrats, are the biggest threat to us getting back to a majority,” Tillis said.

Greene also received criticism from former Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) who called her “Moscow Marjorie” and accused her of “mouthing the Russian propaganda and really hurting American foreign policy in the process. She’s acting completely irresponsibly.”

Buck resigned from Congress earlier this year, citing division in Congress and his own party.

The Georgia Republican has not shied away from engaging in debates over several key issues before Congress. She filed a motion to vacate against House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) last month following his support of a $1.3 trillion spending package.

She has called Johnson and other Republicans who supported the foreign aid bills “traitors.”

Greene wrote on social media that it was “baffling hearing the establishment complain that it’s too much drama, too hard, and too risky to go through another Speaker race.”

“Meanwhile Americans are getting kicked in the teeth from the ridiculous drama inflicted on them from pathetic politicians in Washington,” she added.

Greene called for Congress to pass border security legislation and said that “Complete surrender is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Since Greene’s effort to vacate the speaker’s chair began she has also picked up support from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-GA). Following the passage of the aid package Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) also joined in the criticism of Johnson.