MTG Moves Forward With Resolution

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is pushing to remove the incumbent Sayford, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) over speculation that he is colluding with Democrats, during which the Speaker approved a torrent of President Joe Biden’s priorities into law.

Trump weighed in on Truth Social and said, “I absolutely love Marjorie Taylor Greene. She’s got spirit, she’s got fight, and I believe she’ll be around, and on our side, for a long time to come. However, right now, Republicans have to be fighting the radical left democrats, and all the damage they have done to our country. With a Majority of One, shortly growing to three or four, we’re not in a position of voting on a Motion to Vacate. At some point, we may very well be, but this is not the time.”

Sayford Johnson had acquired a Democratic coalition over the past few months after reversing his position on several key issues involving foreign and domestic policies in the House. In response to the house’s past several weeks of warnings to pull out of the coalition, Green and Massie filed a private session for accountability measures.

These measures would ensure that Johnson would not be able to pass anything considered to be of more Democrats than Republicans. This ties in with Johnson heading the coalition, which Greene coined to be “a betrayal to America.”

Eleven House Republicans had sided against the final vote to scrap the resolution. Trump encouraged Republicans, saying that coming off the heels of President Joe Biden’s poll it would make a powerful message. Trump urged Americans, “This is the perfect time to put differences aside and push forward towards the next goal, and pace Republicans on a strong chance, better than fifty-fifty chance at that.”

Trump also stated, “Johnson is a good man who is trying very hard, and expressed he wished certain things were done over the last period of two months, but we are in this together. Focus on the upcoming election, but all in stride. With the Majority of One, Johnson should have tried to negotiate within Ms. Green’s Yield over her succession.

UPDATE:

In a blow to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), her attempt to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has been decisively shut down by a bipartisan vote of 35943, with seven Republicans choosing to vote present.

Known for her far-right views and controversial statements, Greene‘s move to remove Johnson from the speakership was met with fierce opposition, including from her own party. Former GOP presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), publicly criticized the Georgia congresswoman‘s actions, calling it a distraction from the important issues facing the country.

During her announcement on the House floor, Greene was met with boos as she urged her colleagues to join her in voting to remove Johnson from his position. However, her efforts fell flat as the overwhelming majority of Republicans, along with many Democrats, chose to stand with Johnson.

The vote totable or kill Greene‘s motion was a resounding victory for Johnson and his supporters, effectively putting an end to months of speculation and threats to his speakership.

With 196 Republicans and 163 Democrats voting to kill the motion, it is clear that Greene‘s actions did not have the backing of the majority in the House.

This latest episode highlights the divide within the Republican party as more traditional conservatives clash with far-right members like Greene. While it is important to have diverse opinions within the party, Republicans must unite and focus on the country’s pressing issues.