House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that he made an offer to Democrats to move Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her current committee assignments to the Small Business Committee.
“When the Democrats contacted me, their complaint was that Marjorie’s comments, which I disavow. I think they are wrong," McCarthy said. "This was before she was ever elected. They were concerned about her being on Ed, Workforce and Labor. And, Marjorie’s also a small business owner. Move her to small business. I made that offer to Democrats and they chose to do something that Congress has never done, and if they are going to pick people based on what they said before are they going to hold them to the same standard to what people said now?"
McCarthy also told reporters tonight that no final decision has been made about whether or not the GOP conference will vote tonight on Rep. Liz Cheney’s future in leadership, saying, “We’ll let you know.”
During the conference tonight, a source familiar with the ongoing discussion told CNN that Rep. Adam Kinzinger “unleashed hell” on McCarthy for spending more time defending Greene than Cheney. The thrust of his comments were about how McCarthy has made it look like he was choosing the extreme wing of the party over people like Cheney.
As Cheney emerged from the conference meeting to take votes on the floor, she did not offer much about what transpired behind closed doors.
“Everything is going really well I’m not going to answer any questions until it’s over,” she said.