Georgia Rep. MTG will force a vote this week to oust U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson

Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (file)
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (file)

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) of Georgia said last week that she would seek a vote next week to remove U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson from the Republican speaker's job.

In his speech at the Capitol on Wednesday, Greene criticized Republican Party officials at all levels and rejected their public appeals, including those from Donald Trump, to prevent another ugly political fight so close to the November election.

“We need leaders in the House who can get this done,” said Greene, R-Ga., while holding a red “MAGA” hat from Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign.

Read: House Democrats vow to fend off Georgia Rep. MTG's attempt to unseat Republican Speaker Mike Johnson

“Mike Johnson is not capable of this job,” she continued.

As the Tampa Free Press reported, Greene first submitted the resignation request on March 22 during a dispute over expenses. Since then, Republican Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Paul Gosar of Arizona have joined their cause.

In a statement defending Johnson, issued by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Caucus Chair Katherine Clark and Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguillar, the party noted: “From the beginning of this Congress House Democrats put people over politics and found bipartisan common ground with traditional Republicans to achieve real results. At the same time, House Democrats have aggressively rejected MAGA extremism. That’s exactly what we will continue to do.”

“At this moment, with our national security work complete, it is time to turn the page on this chapter of the blockade by pro-Putin Republicans. We will vote to table Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's motion to vacate the presidency. If she invokes the application, it will not be successful.

Read: Georgia MP MTG angers Johnson and Biden over support for Ukraine and 10-year deal in the works

“For months, House Republicans have irresponsibly delayed critical security assistance to our Democratic allies in Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific while blocking humanitarian assistance to civilians in need in places like Gaza, Haiti and Sudan,” it said Explanation continues.

“Thanks to a bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Republicans led by President Biden, we have finally been able to meet the national security needs of the American people.”

Read: Georgia MP MTG angers Johnson and Biden over support for Ukraine and 10-year deal in the works

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