On day two of a massive wave of backlash, the “America First Caucus” appears to have blown up on the launchpad, as Rep. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE (R-Ga.) released a statement Saturday distancing herself from documents revealing plans for a congressional group based around “uniquely Anglo-Saxon” traditions, and a spokesperson told CNN she wasn’t “launching anything.” Greene’s statement

That’s a major relief for House Minority Leader KEVIN MCCARTHY, who pounced Friday to disavow that racist dog whistle-turned-blowhorn rhetoric. Politically, the caucus would have been catnip for Democrats in the midterms and beyond, especially as Republicans aim to compete in moderate swing seats.

But just because this white-people caucus may not happen doesn’t mean its critics are going to move on. MTG isn’t going anywhere. In her statement, she promised to fight for the “America First” policies of DONALD TRUMP, which are steeped in white identity politics — and that could make this situation a bit sticky for McCarthy to handle.

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