On Sunday (April 23), Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) insisted that Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA.) — and not House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA.) — was in control of the House.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” host Ken Psaki noted that Speaker McCarthy had to make deals with those in his caucus to become Speaker, adding that the details of many of these deals were still largely unknown.
During her appearance on “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Ocasio-Cortez was questioned by host Psaki whether she thinks McCarthy was in charge or if she believed “someone else” is calling the shots in the House.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez said, “He’s not.”
When Psaki pressed about who was leading the GOP, Ocasio-Cortez explained she thought “Marjorie Taylor Greene [is] running the House.
Ocasio-Cortez also referenced that Greene has made a “very common public statement” about her holding power.
The New York Democrat also noted that Greene had expressed that “Every time something irks her, she communicates that McCarthy is doing her bidding.”
Ocasio-Cortez added that “this [dynamic]… is quite clear.”
The New York Democrat also expressed her thought “Speaker McCarthy is stuck between having to please the most racist and heinous elements of his party” and “having to maintain a majority,” explaining that the Speaker was “choosing to side with the extremists.”