During a tense ballot in the Speaker Election, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA.) appeared to be on the phone with former President Donald Trump.
The revelation Greene may be on a call with Trump came after a photo circulated of the Georgia Republican holding up her phone to one of House Speaker hopeful Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA.) staunch detractors Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.). The caller ID showed “DT.”
The image gave rise to rumors that the former President was actively trying to sway votes in favor of McCarthy.
Rosendale appears to brush off the phone call in the image.
Following McCarthy’s win of the Speaker’s gavel, Greene confirmed that it was Trump on the other end of the line.
Responding to questions about whether or not it was Trump, Greene replied, “absolutely,” brimming as she described Trump as her “favorite President.”
When queried about what was said on the phone call, Greene declined to reveal what she and Trump discussed, saying, “I think I’m gonna keep that between us.”
However, the Georgia Republican seemed chuffed with the phone call, posting the viral image of her holding out her phone for Rosendale on Twitter with the caption, “It was the perfect phone call.”
According to The New York Times reporting, Trump also called Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.).
Gaetz was responsible for McCarthy’s defeat on the fourteenth ballot when he voted “present” rather than in the affirmative.
However, on the fifteenth ballot, Gaetz, Biggs, and four other lawmakers voted “present,” handing McCarthy the victory.