During an appearance on the War Room podcast hosted by former Trump administration chief strategist Steve Bannon, Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene came up with a nickname for the Republican Party that had social media users thinking of the classic mob film The Godfather.
Bannon himself wasn't too impressed when Greene referred to the various GOP factions discussing strategy for when Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives in January as "the five families."
You can hear what Greene said in the video below.
Referring to these strategy meetings, Greene said:
"We've been doing, and it's really interesting, people are arguing, people are clashing, people are starting to agree, and there's a meeting that's happening every week. We meet in [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy's office and it's called the five families."
“The five families ― you know the reference ― the five families are parts of our conference, all the different parts."
“We are coming together and having discussions on how we are going to govern in the majority and it's literally my favorite meeting of the week.”
A less than enthused Bannon suggested "the five families" wasn't the best nickname after a short break:
“I hope that those meetings turn out better than the five families meetings in The Godfather."
"They went to war."
Many were similarly unimpressed and mocked Greene's strange mafia fantasy.
They noted that the "five families" Greene referred to were actually taken out—so was The Godfather really the best reference to make here?
Although Greene did not provided further details about the "five families," or which House Republicans were members of the various factions, it's safe to say that many, like her, support efforts to undermine the government.
Greene is still facing harsh criticism for claiming she and Bannon "would've won" the insurrection if they had planned it.
Greene denied she was involved in plotting the riot at the United States Capitol, which took place after a mob of Trump's supporters attacked the nation's seat of government on the false premise the 2020 general election had been stolen.
But she did say if she planned it, the insurrectionists "would've been armed," a statement that prompted many to accuse her of gunning for more violence during an attack that left at least five people dead and resulted in over 100 injuries to law enforcement as well as millions of dollars in damages.