Greene, who has been stripped of her committee assignments for her past rhetoric, is hopeful that McCarthy, who is lined up to become the next speaker, will grant her “a lot of power and a lot of leeway.” She also said he will have little choice but to be “a lot more aggressive” in countering Democrats’ efforts on the policy front.
“I think that to be the best speaker of the House and to please the base, he’s going to give me a lot of power and a lot of leeway,” Greene told the New York Times. “And if he doesn’t, they’re going to be very unhappy about it. I think that’s the best way to read that. And that’s not in any way a threat at all. I just think that’s reality.”