Green recalled the first time she heard from someone she trusted that McCarthy defended her instead of colluding with Democrats to accuse her.
“That conversation had a big impact on me,” she said.
Since then, the two have settled into a sort of symbiotic relationship, both supplying what the other could offer. Executives began inviting her to high-level policy talks and praising her for her contributions.
He was impressed not only by Ms. Green’s seeming innate understanding of the party’s far-right voter impulses, but by her prowess at building her own brand. He once told Ally in amazement that freshman Ms. Green was already known for her three-letter monogram. “You have AOC and MTG”
After Republicans underperformed expectations in the midterm elections, winning a narrow majority and ensuring Mr. McCarthy would have a tough fight for the presidency, Mr. Green quickly became one of his top deputies. It started trolling the right-wing media circuit. She uses her conservative credentials to vouch for him.
When her fellow right-wing Republicans refused to endorse McCarthy and defeated Republican leaders four days in a row, Green didn’t flinch in her support and personally collected votes in the House of Representatives. was working out a strategy. She is on the phone with Trump.
Green’s endorsement of McCarthy created an enabling structure for other Republicans to do the same.
Alabama Republican Rep. Barry Moore said in an interview that when his country’s conservatives asked him to explain his support for McCarthy, he comforted them by saying: And so am I. ”