From outside agitator to inside player: The remaking of Marjorie Taylor Greene

January 15, 2023

© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Rep.-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks with Rep.-elect Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) at the Capitol on Wednesday, the second day of the 118th Congress. In late September, when House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California privately unveiled his policy agenda to Republican lawmakers, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) approached the microphone to offer her praise. The tableau illustrated the slow remaking of Marjorie Taylor Greene — from an incendiary irritant of her own party’s leadership to a slightly-less-incendiary Republican team player, including opposing many of her usual hard-right allies this month by backing McCarthy as House speaker. © Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks with Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in the House chamber as the search for speaker continued during a meeting of the 118th Congress, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. refuses to talk with former president Donald Trump on a phone being offered by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) during the fourth day of voting for a new House speaker on Jan. 7.