In a recent incident, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) accused fellow Republican Rep. Richard McCormick (R-GA) of getting physically aggressive with her during a private meeting with House Speaker Mike Johnson. Multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed the allegation, stating that Greene claimed McCormick grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her after a public disagreement over competing resolutions to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Greene requested that Johnson address the issue, and McCormick responded with a statement denying any wrongdoing. He asserted that the interaction was intended to be friendly and that he apologized to Greene immediately after realizing she did not appreciate it. McCormick explained that his intention was to encourage Greene by making a friendly gesture and that he said to her, “at least we can have an honest discussion,” to which she responded negatively. McCormick maintained that he apologized promptly and has not spoken to Greene since.
Greene disputed McCormick’s account of the interaction, stating that it was not as he described. Last week, she vaguely alluded to experiencing a “serious” situation with an unnamed male colleague but declined to elaborate further.
Speaker Johnson has reportedly been mediating the situation, reaching out to both Greene and McCormick to gather their perspectives. This incident highlights the escalating tensions within the Republican conference and the challenges Speaker Johnson faces in managing these internal conflicts.
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Rep. Richard McCormick of physical aggression during a private meeting.
- McCormick denied the allegation, claiming it was a friendly gesture that he apologized for immediately.
- Greene disputes McCormick’s account and has requested that Speaker Johnson address the issue.
- Speaker Johnson is attempting to mediate the situation and manage the escalating tensions within the Republican conference.