Greene Calls For Ousting Of Speaker Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for the ouster of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) following the passage of a major spending bill that prevented a government shutdown last week. The move came amid more than 100 no votes against the measure and increased frustration by many congressional Republicans about the level of spending by the federal government.

Greene said during an interview this week that recent Republican resignations mean that the party’s House majority is in jeopardy.

“It’s not Marjorie Taylor Greene that is saying the inconvenient truth and forcing everyone to wake up and realize Republican voters are done with us doing this kind of crap that we did last week, and they are fed up with speakers of the House, and Republicans that go out and campaign and make all these promises and then turn around and stab their voters in the back, because that’s what Mike Johnson did on Friday,” she said.

“Mike Johnson had a responsibility as the leader of the Republican conference to not force votes on full-term abortion funding, the trans agenda, DEI, more $$$ to Ukraine and other horrific far-left wishlist items,” she wrote on X, previously known as Twitter.

“But Mike Johnson funded ALL of it!” she said.

Johnson played a significant role in the passage of a $1.2 trillion spending bill last year that passed both the House and Senate and was signed by President Joe Biden.

Following the passage, Greene filed a motion to vacate against Johnson. The Georgia Republican said at the time that the motion was meant as more of a warning against Johnson. Greene also wrote on social media a warning against further federal spending.

Changes to the House’s rules last year could result in Johnson being removed from his position. After opposition from members of the House Freedom Caucus against the candidacy of future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), a motion to vacate could be filed by a single member seeking the ouster of the speaker.

The same measure was used by a group led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) against McCarthy last year, leading to a vacancy, then Johnson’s speakership.