"In the midst of these difficult times, it is more important than ever before that we have leaders in Washington who can heal our nation, not divide it further," Hice wrote on Facebook. "I find Marjorie Taylor Greene's statements appalling and deeply troubling, and I can no longer support her candidacy in Georgia's 14th Congressional District."
Hice did not say whether he would back Republican John Cowan in the August runoff against Greene. Cowan, a Rome neurosurgeon, has attempted to capitalize off the negative attention on his opponent, who did not defend or apologize for her comments.
Instead, Greene posted a lengthy statement on social media accusing news reporters of bias and fellow Republicans of being spineless. Georgia Reps. Doug Collins, Drew Ferguson, Rick Allen, Buddy Carter and Austin Scott were among the incumbents who criticized her past statements, and they were joined by House Republian Whip Steve Scalise and former Congresswoman Karen Handel.
“No one intimidates me,” Greene wrote on Twitter. “Not the Democrats, Not George Soros, not the Fake News Media, and not the DC Swamp.”
Cowan replied: "Vote #CowanForCongress: All of the conservative, none of the embarrassment."
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Hice criticized Greene’s comments initially, but he came back with a statement Thursday saying he was pulling his support.