Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Georgia) said Tuesday that she will support a bipartisan debt ceiling proposal due to be considered in the House on Wednesday, but will first pass several other proposals in the House. He said he wanted to secure the promise of the Republican leadership. In the future, that includes the impeachment of President Biden and his senior cabinet members.
“If you have to eat a fucking sandwich, you want to have a side too, right? That makes things a lot better,” Green said outside the Capitol office of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California). told reporters. “So what I’m looking for is looking for sides and desserts.”
Mr. Green specifically mentioned two “positions.” A vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment and a bill to stop hiring new IRS employees. Not just in 2024, like the bipartisan debt limit bill, but in the years to come. follow.
President Biden last year signed a bill that would provide the IRS with $80 billion over 10 years to streamline customer service, upgrade technology and hire auditors to pursue tax delinquents. .
Republicans have attacked the additional funding, falsely claiming that the IRS intends to hire 87,000 new employees targeting middle-class workers, especially Republicans.
“There was an audit and it targeted conservative groups,” Green said. “What I want with this fucking sandwich is a way to completely wipe out the 87,000 IRS employees.”
And she named herself “beautiful dessert”.
“Somebody needs to be impeached,” Green said. She named Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorcas as “the most outstanding figure” in Republican eyes when it comes to dealing with the immigration crisis on the southern border.
“Border issues are important to everyone across the country, and they’re important to the Democratic mayor of New York City, the Democratic mayor of Chicago, and people around the world,” she said.
Lax border security also allowed the influx of illegal drugs from Mexico, which in turn contributed to the deadly fentanyl crisis across the country, Green continued.
“300 Americans die every day,” she said. “Mr. Mayorkas and I argue that Mr. Biden, President Biden, should both be impeached over this matter.”
Mr. Green said the proposal he was seeking would not accompany the debt ceiling bill and could come later.
“It doesn’t have to happen today,” she said. “But it could happen soon and I’m working on it.”
Green stressed that no decision had yet been made on Wednesday’s debt ceiling vote, saying, “I’m still making decisions,” but at the same time fighting to block the proposal. He said Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (DN.Y.) was backed by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina). In response, she would try to link the proposal to further funding for the war in Ukraine, but she is against it.
“I don’t want to see that happen,” she said. “I don’t want to see our group responsible for further funding to Ukraine.”
The comments come as Mr. McCarthy and his leadership team scramble to shore up Republican support for the proposed debt ceiling that was agreed with the White House on Saturday after intense negotiations that lasted much of this month.
The Treasury Department warned that the government would default on its debts for the first time in national history on June 5 without Congressional action.
Conservative groups are frustrated by the deal, which they say leaves little of the spending cuts needed to curb the deficit and debt. Some of those conservatives are now mulling the idea of pulling McCarthy out of the chair because of his handling of the negotiations.
But Mr. Green cast cold water on the idea, praising Mr. McCarthy’s work ethic and lashing out at conservative detractors for splitting the party.
“I think part of this talk is probably to get attention or raise money,” she said. “It’s not serious and it’s going to be a terrible decision.”
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