The House Republican Party erupted into chaotic battle Thursday over a pair of failed resolutions passed on Wednesday.
Controversial representative George Santos went after the son of fellow Republican Rep. Steve Womack for his drug addiction.
Womack, R-Ark., had made a joke about Santos’ expulsion resolution failing Wednesday night.
‘Last night the House saw its shadow. Unfortunately, this means two more weeks of Santos,” Womack wrote on X.
“Your son is a criminal,” Santos shot back.
Embattled Rep. George Santos went after fellow Republican Rep. Steve Womack’s son over his drug addiction
Womack, R-Ark., had made a joke about Santos’ expulsion resolution failing Wednesday night
“He’s been in and out of the prison system for years. He is a drug dealer who poisons people on the street with meth and has illegal possession of weapons. Instead of being home and taking care of your son, you’re stuck in the swamp. Listen, I’ve been respectful of my colleagues throughout this process, but I’m tired of people throwing stones at me.”
Santos linked a local news article about Womack’s 37-year-old son James, who pleaded guilty to charges including distributing more than five grams of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a prison sentence of forty years.
More Democrats voted to keep Santos than Republicans voted to get rid of him: 24 Republicans voted to oust Santos, while 31 Democrats, including top GOP Democrat Jamie Raskin, crossed party lines and voted to remove the New York Republican not to drive away.
Four Republicans and fifteen Democrats voted “present” on the measure.
At the same time, Reps. Chip Roy and Marjorie Taylor Greene clashed over Greene’s decision to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Greene called Roy “Colonel Sanders” and Roy ridiculed Greene for “Jewish space lasers.”
The House of Representatives voted 222-186 to table the motion, with 23 Republicans joining all Democrats in killing the measure.
“This is why Republicans NEVER do anything to stop the communist Democrats or ever hold anyone accountable,” Greene said on X. “PATHETIC.”
Roy, who voted against Greene’s resolution, called it “deeply flawed” and full of “legally and factually unverified claims.”
He took issue with Greene’s resolution accusing Tlaib of inciting an “insurrection,” referring to a protest last month in which 300 Palestinian activists were arrested at the Capitol.
“We should not continue to perpetuate claims of ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol and we should not misuse the term now,” Roy said.
“Oh, shut up, Colonel Sanders. You’re not even from Texas, more like the DMV,” Greene said, calling Roy the founder of KFC and noting that he grew up in the DC suburbs.
“Chip Roy’s career consists of working for politicians, working for politicians’ campaigns and being a politician himself. Unity party all the way! That’s why you’ll never hold anyone accountable.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked her Republican colleagues who voted against her resolution to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her anti-Semitic comments
Greene wrote a resolution censuring Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, for her anti-Israel comments, including calling for a ceasefire after Hamas terrorists attacked the Jewish nation.
Greene accused Roy of trying to kick her out of the Freedom Caucus in place of “CNN wannabe” Ken Buck, R-Colo., and “vaping, groping Lauren Boebert.”
Her reference to Boebert’s “vaping” and “groping” follows images emerging of the Colorado lawmaker taking selfies, dancing wildly in her seat and vaping during a musical performance after denying it and claiming the vapor was stage fog.
“You hate Trump, certified Biden’s election, and don’t care about J6 defendants being prosecuted,” Greene wrote on X.
Speaking to a reporter from The Hill, Roy responded to Greene’s criticism with, “Tell her to start chasing so-called Jewish space lasers if she wants to spend time on that kind of thing.”
In 2018, Greene made a lengthy Facebook post suggesting the wealthy Jewish Rothschild family and a California energy company used space lasers that caused wildfires in California.