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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sounded an alarm during an interview on Sunday, saying the ouster of now-former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was a mistake that puts the U.S. in a “seriously weakened position” following Hamas’ attack on Israel.
“We’re in a seriously weakened position. Republicans that control the majority in the House of Representatives — I want to remind everyone that we barely control the majority of the House, and that’s only one-third of the federal government,” Greene told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
She also said she “completely disagrees” with the eight Republicans who voted with all Democrats present to remove McCarthy from his Speaker’s position, a historic first for the country, as The Messenger reported.
“This is not a serious thing to do when you control the House of Representatives,” Greene said.
Other Republicans agreed. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said it is “not ideal” to be without a Speaker during a crisis situation with a major American ally.
Greene, who posted a clip of her interview to her social media platforms, added: “What happened to Israel could happen to America. We have been invaded by aliens from over 160 different countries. We don’t know who they are or where they are. There are so many got-aways the Biden admin can’t even keep up with them. This should be a wake up call.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has emerged as an early favorite to win the Speakership against House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.).
Over the weekend, Jordan revealed that one of his first official acts would be to ensure that Israel has all it needs in its war against Hamas.
“Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo told the Ohio Republican during a show segment on Monday, “Tell me what your first directive would be as speaker,” to which he responded, “To help the state of Israel.”
“There will be some resolution on the floor to support the state of Israel,” Jordan continued, adding that he planned to consult with House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and the Senate.
“We will work with the State Department and the White House,” Jordan continued. “But that is something that I think gets bipartisan, bicameral, full support from the United States government because, again, this is our great friend and great ally, the state of Israel.”
“We need to give Israel the time, the space, the resources so that they can win and win decisively and send a message to these evil people who did this to” Israel, Jordan added.
“There is a special bond between the state of Israel and the American people,” Jordan said. “We need to make sure we continue that and help them win this as quickly as possible.”
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He added that there is a concern that there will be a push to have Israel “restrain themselves,” but the attacks by Hamas were “intentional evil actions.”
Jordan pointed out that the assaults started on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, also a surprise attack on Israel by its Arab neighbors that started on Oct. 6, 1973.
“We need to make sure that they have what they need to win and send a message to stop this kind of ridiculous stuff and take action against these people who are doing these terrible things,” said Jordan.
“Let me turn to the speaker’s race and this candidate forum on Tuesday and then the vote on Wednesday. Can you walk us through how this plays out?” Bartiromo pivoted.
“Well, I’m running because, look, I think — I think I’m the one candidate who can unite our conference and then go tell the American people what we’re doing and why it matters to them, why it’s important to their family, to their community, to their small business, why it’s important what we’re doing for our country,” Jordan said.