MTG Files Motion Oust House Speaker

( – Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has filed an official motion to have Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson removed from his leadership role.

Greene announced her motion shortly after the House passed its $1.2 trillion government spending bill. She called it a “Democrat bill” and “a betrayal of the American people.” She said the bill will pay for abortions to the point of full-term and leave out border security at a time when illegal crossings across both borders are rampant.

Greene says Johnson failed to use his power to protect the nation while also violating the 72-Hour Rule that requires bills to be presented at least three days before their vote so that representatives have time to review them. Johnson said the rule was broken to avoid a weekend government shutdown. She said that she gave congressional representatives only one day to review a 1200-page bill. That, according to Greene, essentially gave control to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

She also called for a Republican speaker who would “negotiate with strength” while refusing to cave to Democrats. She also discussed the importance of choosing a leader who will continue crucial investigations into corruption, such as the Oversight Committee’s ongoing investigation of Biden and continuing the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Mayorkas, the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

If the motion proceeds, Johnson will only be able to lose two votes from Republicans to maintain his leadership role. Greene insists she already has the support to get the number of votes necessary to have him removed. However, it is unlikely that she would come before the floor before Congress breaks for recess since she filed a regular motion rather than a privileged motion that would have required a vote within 48 hours.

The new spending bill will fully fund the federal government through September. All federal agencies will operate during that time despite the Senate missing its deadline. A spokesperson chastised the Biden administration for waiting until the last minute to negotiate the bill, leaving Congress scrambling.

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