MTG Says McCarthy-Led House Will Defund Trump Special Counsel

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Friday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, would if become the chamber's next speaker, as expected, would deny funding to the Justice Department special counsel investigating former President Trump.
Marjorie Taylor Greene/AP

At a glance

  • Greene, a strong Trump supporter, made the comment hours after Attorney General named federal prosecutor Jack Smith as the special counsel.
  • In a tweet detailing the plan, Greene said McCarthy would invoke the Holman rule, a procedural measure by which the House may adjust appropriations legislation to reduce the salary of or fire specific government employees. They may also use it to cut specific programs.
  • “Holman Rule. Look it up! [McCarthy] is going to put it in place” Greene wrote. “That means no money for Garland’s politically weaponized Special Counsel. Don’t promise too many jobs! Whoops defunded.”
  • Whether Greene was predicting such action or announcing that McCarthy had made the decision is unclear.


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