Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the controversial House Republican from Georgia, blasted Steve Bannon and other far-right figures in a series of messages to Rep. Matt Gaetz, according to texts obtained by The Daily Beast.
Greene texted Gaetz she is "done" with Steve Bannon, the former Trump advisor who now hosts the "War Room" podcast, after he and others criticized her for supporting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and voting to raise the debt ceiling.
"Steve and I aren't patching things up," Greene texted to Gaetz, per the Daily Beast. "And if he keeps coming after me, I'll take the house and kids." She added, "I hope you'll pass this along to Steve. Because I'm over it."
Greene has taken increasing amount of flak from the far right as she's gotten tighter with leadership. She used to be an outsider who voted against McCarthy for Speaker and lost her committee spots due to past comments supporting conspiracy theories. This year, she backed McCarthy, got her committee roles back, and voted for the debt ceiling bill.
Greene has also sparred recently with some members of the House Freedom Caucus. She got into a Twitter tiff with Rep. Chip Roy over the debt ceiling vote. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Greene were former allies but reportedly had "nearly a screaming match" in a bathroom shortly before a floor vote in January.
Her shift towards the GOP establishment has put her in the crosshairs of far-right figures who used to be her fellow travelers. Bannon called for someone to primary her with a "real MAGA" candidate.
Laura Loomer, a fringe activist Greene warned Donald Trump not to hire, told The Daily Beast she's thinking about running against Greene, even though she doesn't live in Georgia.
"She took a job from me when she publicly accused me of being crazy," Loomer said to The Daily Beast. "I think it's only fair that I get a shot at taking her job, too."
Greene seems ready for a fight. She told Gaetz her town hall got "standing ovations" and that "Steve, Loomer, and anyone else coming after me won't beat me." She said cutting "toxic and bad people" out of her life "makes me feel good."
A source close to Greene told the Daily Beast that Loomer's potential challenge is "a waste of time," saying, "if Loomer thinks anyone cares about that debt ceiling vote, she's in for a long, hot summer campaigning in northwest Georgia."
When reached for comment, Rep. Gaetz said, "I fully support Marjorie Taylor Greene's re-election and am eager to campaign alongside her. The calls to primary her are silly and counterproductive."
Greene did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.
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