House Republicans erupted into a chaotic power struggle Thursday over two failed resolutions from Wednesday.
Womack, R-Ark., had made a joke about Wednesday night’s failed expulsion resolution for Santos.
“Last night the house saw his shadow. “Unfortunately this means there will be two more weeks of Santos,” Womack wrote on X.
“Your son is a felon,” Santos replied.
Embattled Rep. George Santos went after his Republican colleague Steve Womack’s son for his drug addiction
Womack, R-Ark., had made a joke about Wednesday night’s failed expulsion resolution for Santos
“He has been in and out of the prison system for years. He is a drug dealer who poisons people on the streets with meth and illegally owns a gun. Instead of being home and taking care of your son, you’re sitting pretty in the swamp. “Look, I’ve shown respect for my colleagues in this process, but I’m tired of people with glass houses throwing stones at me.”
Santos linked to a local news article about Womack’s 37-year-old son James, who pleaded guilty to charges including distribution of more than five grams of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm as a felon. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
More Democrats voted to keep Santos than Republicans voted to get rid of him: 24 Republicans voted to expel Santos, while 31 Democrats, including top Democrat Jamie Raskin, crossed party lines and voted not to oust the New York Republican.
Four Republicans and 15 Democrats voted present for the measure.
At the same time, arguments broke out between Reps. Chip Roy and Marjorie Taylor Greene over Greene’s decision to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Greene called Roy “Colonel Sanders” and Roy made fun of Greene for calling him “Jewish space lasers.”
The House voted 222-186 to table the proposal, with 23 Republicans joining all Democrats in rejecting the measure.
“That’s why Republicans NEVER do anything to stop the communist Democrats or ever hold anyone accountable,” Greene said on X. “EXPLAINING.”
Roy, who voted against Greene’s resolution, called it “deeply flawed” and full of “legally and factually unsubstantiated allegations.”
He objected to 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 an ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol and should not abuse 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 KFC founder and pointing out that he grew up in a D.C. suburb.
“Chip Roy’s career consists of working for politicians, working on campaigns for politicians and being a politician himself.” Unity party all the way! That’s why you will never hold anyone accountable.’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at her Republican colleagues who voted against her decision to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her anti-Semitic comments
Greene authored a resolution censuring Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, for her anti-Israel statements, including calling for a ceasefire after Hamas terrorists attacked the Jewish nation
Greene accused Roy of working to get her kicked out of the Freedom Caucus rather than “steaming and groping” CNN wannabes Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Lauren Boebert.
Her reference to Boebert’s “steaming” and “groping” follows footage showing the Colorado congresswoman taking selfies, dancing wildly in her seat and steaming during a musical performance, after she denied it and claimed the steam was stage fog been.
“They hate Trump, confirmed Biden’s election and couldn’t care less 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 go after so-called Jewish space lasers if she wants to spend time on something like that.”
In 2018, Greene wrote a lengthy Facebook post in which he claimed that the wealthy Jewish Rothschild family used space lasers to start the California wildfires.