Marjorie Taylor Greene Slams Fellow Republicans, Says Nancy Pelosi 'Should Be Fired'

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia holds a press conference.
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In an interview on Thursday evening, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia attacked both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Speaking with Newsmax, Greene suggested that some Republicans have been unwilling to oppose legislation proposed by liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Greene argued that GOP lawmakers must oppose Democratic bills and advocate against excessive government spending amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She made the comments days after President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill into law. Senate Democrats passed the bill without a single Republican vote.
 

Greene Claims Americans Are 'Fed Up'

"The American people are disgusted and fed up with business as usual in Washington," Greene told Newsmax, taking aim at her GOP colleagues.

The controversial congresswoman said that it is "unfortunate that some of my Republican colleagues have the attitude of 'Let's just kick back and put our feet up on the desk and allow the Senate to defend (against) all of the woke progressive disgusting bills that come out of the House of Representatives."

"And I have nothing to do with that," she added.

Pelosi 'Should Be Fired,' According To Greene

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a press conference.
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Insisting that Republicans must do more to oppose Democrats' agenda, Greene slammed Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and said that she should be fired.

"I think Republicans in Congress, we should be fighting back on every single front and doing everything we can to push the messages, as hard as possible, straight into Nancy Pelosi's face that everything she's trying to do to the American people is repulsive, it's embarrassing and she should be fired," Greene stated.

As Newsmax noted, Greene recently tried to delay the passage of Biden's COVID-19 relief bill, but failed.

Greene Says Republican Voters Demand Action

Greene argued that Republican voters want GOP lawmakers to stand up to Democrats, stressing that moderate Democratic senators need to be pressured.

"And this should be a team effort, but unfortunately, not all Republicans are interested in America's team, and that's for the people," she said.

Virtually all Republicans opposed Biden's massive relief bill, but polling suggests that many conservative voters support it.  According to a poll from the Pew Research Center, for instance, 41 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents support the legislation. 

Greene Is Considered Controversial 

Greene was elected this election cycle, but she has already been involved in a number of controversies. The congresswoman was a supporter of the QAnon movement and spread various conspiracy theories on social media and elsewhere.

Democrats have tried to make her the face of the GOP, in an apparent effort to paint their political opponents as far-right conspiracy theorists ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Some Republican insiders reportedly fear that the strategy could work and help Democrats keep control of both Chambers of Congress.