Republicans willing to tolerate QAnon congresswoman unless 'more egregious things' surface
Marjorie Taylor Greene. (Facebook photo)

Former president Donald Trump's allies are pushing the Republican Party into increasingly extreme directions, and GOP leaders aren't really sure what to do about them.

The GOP's intraparty dynamic was made plain in the effort by some Republicans to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for speaking in favor of Trump's second impeachment while quietly tolerating newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) despite her past support for executing Democratic lawmakers, reported the New York Times.

"Kevin McCarthy has been more critical of Liz Cheney than he has been of Marjorie Taylor Greene," said conservative Bill Kristol. "That's pretty astonishing. That's the bottom line. It's one thing to have party unity, but at some point there have to be boundaries."

McCarthy, the House minority leader, believes the best way to deal with Greene is to tolerate her, according to sources familiar with his thinking, and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel is willing to give her the benefit of the doubt on social media comments regarding partisan violence.

"It depends if there's more egregious things, if there's a David Duke situation," McDaniel said. "Marjorie Taylor Greene is trying to distance herself from those things and there's going to be an investigation. I trust the voters. I have a lot of faith in the voters to pick who's best to represent them."