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Republican initiates ouster of US House Speaker

Mike Johnson has been accused of working for the Democrats

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has filed the motion to vacate the chair of the US House of Representatives, accusing Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana of betraying his party.

According to the text of the resolution, made public by her fellow Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Johnson “has not lived up to a single one” of the seven tenets he announced when he was elected Speaker last October. 

Johnson’s tenure “is defined by one self-serving characteristic: When given a choice between advancing Republican priorities or allying with Democrats to preserve his own personal power, Johnson regularly chooses to ally himself with Democrats,” Greene said.

The House leadership responded to Greene’s proposal with a motion to table the resolution, removing it from consideration. The final vote was 359 – 196 Republicans and 163 Democrats – in favor to 43 opposed, saving Johnson’s speakership.

Only 11 Republicans and 32 Democrats voted to support Greene’s resolution, indirectly proving Greene’s point that the Speaker was aligned with the “uniparty” in Washington.

May 09, 2024 at 03:17AM
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