Marjorie Taylor Green scares Kevin McCarthy: “I would never

It’s a good life for “Speaker” Kevin McCarthy, who must think happy thoughts and say happy things about headstrong Marjorie Taylor Greene at the mention of her name. “I’ll never leave that woman,” he told a friend, according to The New York Times. “I will always take care of her.”

“If you’re going to fight, you want Marjorie in your foxhole,” the hog-tied congressman later said times. “When he picks a fight, he’s going to fight until it’s over. He reminds me of my high school friends, that we’ll stick together all the way.”

From the NYT:

Days after he won a long battle with hard-South Republicans, Speaker Kevin McCarthy vented to a friend about the ironclad bond he’s developed with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, an unlikely ally in his battle for political survival. …

Their political union — a closer and more complex one than previously known — helps explain how Mr. McCarthy came to power at the top of a party defined by its extremism, the lengths to which he would go to accommodate those forces, and the extent to which Ms. Green and the influence she wielded. The party they represent sets the agenda for the new House Republican majority. …

Mr McCarthy has gone to unusual lengths to defend Ms Green, even sending her general counsel to spend hours on the phone trying to cajole senior executives at Twitter to reactivate her personal account after she was banned last year for violating the platform’s coronavirus misinformation policy. .

Ms. Green, in turn, has taken on a larger role as a policy adviser to Mr. McCarthy, who is rarely on the path to a specific ideology of his own and views the Georgia congresswoman as an important proxy for will. And the demands of the right-wing base that increasingly drive his party.

So far the terror-stricken McCarthy has managed to stay out of the cornfield, but with Marge and her MAGA minions, it’s only a matter of time before the doll pops.