Greene Dodges Questions on House Speaker's Fate, But Claims Johnson Speakership Will Be Ending

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 04/21/2024
On Sunday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) dodged questions about what would happen if House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) was booted and said that her request to resign the Speakership is "coming."

"The Speakership of Mike Johnson has ended. He will be removed from office if he does not step down and enable us to proceed in a controlled manner, she said on Sunday on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures."

Maria Bartiromo, anchor of "Sunday Morning Futures," then questioned Greene about whether she intended to proceed with her request to vacate, which she had proposed earlier this month. She has not yet introduced the vote on the House floor and has not said what might motivate her to do so.

"Whatever Mike Johnson chooses to do, it is coming. And in a very short while, we will have three more Republicans join us for a special election. People should thus be aware that this is possible," Greene said.

Just hours before the deadline, the House approved a funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown, and Greene moved to remove Johnson. Republicans in the House cast their doubt on the deal despite its bipartisan support.

Greene described the move as "basically a warning" at the time, but in recent weeks, Johnson's backing for stand-alone assistance to Ukraine escalated tensions, since he had previously insisted that help to Kyiv be tied to security measures for the southern border of the United States.

Greene said on Sunday that Johnson "has completely betrayed Republican voters all over the country and that he is absolutely working for the Democrats, pipe-passing, the Biden administration's agenda." Thus, we have a Speakership that is totally overloaded. The only one who attempted to hold onto it and is totally denialistic is Mike Johnson.

Johnson said last week that he would not step down and referred to the possibility of his removal as "absurd." Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) became the first Republican to openly support Greene's motion immediately after he made his comments. Last Monday, the proposal received open support from Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.).

In response to those who argue that Greene is "creating chaos" for the GOP conference, Bartiromo urged Greene to clarify her statement, saying, "Those that are calling this 'drama' are the very people that are responsible for the drama that the American people are having to live through every single day."

"Those who have ripped open our border and left the American people with nearly $35 trillion in debt are the ones on the left, those on the right, and the 'uni' party in control of our government," the speaker said.

After that, Bartiromo questioned Greene about her backup plan in the event that Johnson was fired.

"This is our strategy: We need to show the American people that we are worthy of their trust and support. The American people have seen President Trump in action, which is why they are rooting for him to be the country's next president. He battled against the agenda of the Democrats. America was his top priority. They trust him, and they know he will do it, therefore they fervently want him to lead this nation once again," Greene said.

Greene was then asked about the timing of the motion by Bartiromo, who informed her that she "did not give a plan for the Speaker's role."


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