Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) directed criticism at the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, following her removal from the group in July.

“I’m not a member of the burn-it-all-down caucus anymore,” Greene told reporters, according to The Hill, following a feisty meeting between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) with GOP members Thursday morning.

“I’m a greatly, very happily a free agent, and I want to do my job here,” she added.

Caucus members made the decision to expel Greene from their ranks over the summer when she, a Georgia Republican, supported the debt limit legislation. This bill had the backing of McCarthy and President Joe Biden, and its aim was to prevent a government default. This move stirred dissatisfaction among several members of the conservative caucus.

Her removal came after a contentious exchange with Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who is also a member of the caucus. Greene referred to Boebert as a “little b—” after the Colorado Republican unexpectedly initiated a vote on her articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Greene criticized Boebert for not providing an explanation to the House GOP conference about her actions and accused her Colorado colleague of mimicking her articles of impeachment targeting Mayorkas, as reported by The Hill.

“Greene’s removal from the conservative group marked a significant moment in her evolution on Capitol Hill. The Georgia Republican came to Congress in 2021 as a rabble-rouser, quickly becoming a conservative thorn in the side of GOP leadership.

But last year she emerged as a close ally of McCarthy, supporting his bid for the Speakership and urging against any internal challenge — a stark difference from many of her colleagues in the Freedom Caucus, whose demands of McCarthy and support for other members led to the historic 15-ballot election.”

Greene made these comments at a time of internal strife within the GOP, with discussions about potentially ousting McCarthy from his role as Speaker.

In the meeting, McCarthy addressed the threats made by certain House conservatives, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who have expressed the intention to “vacate the chair.” This refers to their aim to force a vote for his removal from the Speakership, as reported separately by The Hill.

“If you want to file a motion to vacate, then file the f‑‑‑ing motion,” McCarthy said, according to an account relayed by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.).

The Hill added:

McCarthy’s comments follow Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) earlier this week explicitly threatening to call a motion to vacate if McCarthy does not follow through with a number of spending priorities and votes on bills that his detractors were promised in January.

And it also comes after hard-line conservatives, who have been battling with GOP leadership for months over topline numbers in spending bills, forced GOP leaders to punt consideration of a Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations bill Wednesday.

“I showed frustration in here because I am frustrated,” McCarthy told reporters following the meeting. “Frustrated with some people in the conference.”

“We had the [Defense Dept.] appropriations bill yesterday, couldn’t put it on the floor,” McCarthy continued. “I don’t have one complaint by any member of what’s wrong with this bill.”