Culture Wars/Current Controversies

MTG: Dump the centrists. ‘We are the base’

by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist

The war inside the House GOP caucus has reached a new divide, with the vocal, pro-Trump wing calling on voters to dump Republican centrists.

“We are not the fringe,” said first-term Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. “We are the base,” she said during an appearance with former Trump aide Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast on Tuesday.

Greene and other outspoken conservatives have recently stepped up their criticism of GOP leaders, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for either working with Democrats or not punishing Republicans who have joined with Democrats to pass elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

They have also taken on centrists in the party who are upset with their hot, anti-Democratic rhetoric.

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