Greene Targeting Johnson

Marjorie Taylor Greene

( – Despite opposition from within her own party, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is planning to move ahead with her plan to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson from his position.

The Georgia Republican initiated her “motion to vacate” a month ago and intends to present it on the House floor this week.

“It’s a terrible idea,” remarked Senator Roger Marshall, (R-Kan.). “Moses could not do a better job than what Mike Johnson is doing right now.”

Virginia Republican Bob Good shared similar opinions, stating, “She’s not acting in the best interests of President Trump. I don’t think this is a good move six months before an election. She’s always been about herself primarily.”

Moreover, Johnson himself dismissed Greene’s endeavor, asserting that he doesn’t view her as a serious legislator.

“I don’t think she is proving to be. No. I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about her. I gotta do my job. We do the right thing and we let the chips fall where they may,” remarked Johnson.

Greene faces an uphill battle as only two fellow House Republicans have pledged their support for her motion. Additionally, Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries has vowed to thwart the motion.

“The time has come to turn the page on this chapter of Pro-Putin Republican obstruction,” Jeffries said earlier this month. “House Democrats have aggressively pushed back against MAGA extremism. We will continue to do just that,” he added.

Greene has criticized Johnson’s collaboration with Democrats on various issues, which included passing a spending bill and supplemental foreign aid bills for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine. She has also opposed the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Greene’s ability to introduce this motion stems from a rule change allowing a single member to raise a “privileged motion.”

Previously, a House member needed the backing of their party or caucus to file such a motion. This change was implemented by then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy to secure the necessary votes for his speakership.

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