MTG Announces Expulsion Vote (Video)

Marjorie Taylor Greene

( – GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson has tough days ahead as fellow Republican US Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) have announced their plan to force a vote on Greene’s motion to vacate the following week. If successful, that move would end Johnson’s time as Speaker.

See video footage of MTG’s remarks below!

MTG’s announcement came at a news conference outside the US Capitol on Wednesday, a day after Johnson (R-LA) secured the endorsement of the Democratic leadership.

Standing against the backdrop of the Capitol dome, Greene and Massie accused Johnson of three acts of betrayal involving government funding, the surveillance of American citizens, and the allocation of funds to Ukraine, which has been defending against Putin’s Russia for over two years now, prior to securing the US border.

This anticipated move underscores the precarious situation Johnson faces in retaining his leadership role, a situation that appears increasingly unstable as the year progresses.

Johnson responded with a statement shortly after Greene’s announcement, Breitbart News reports.

“This motion is wrong for the Republican Conference, wrong for the institution, and wrong for the country,” he said in his statement that came a day after he criticized Greene for lacking seriousness as a lawmaker.

Greene justified her delay in pushing the motion by explaining her initial reluctance.

“I was being conscious and caring about my conference in our majority. It was a warning to stop serving the Democrats and support our Republican conference and support our agenda. And he didn’t do it,” she told reporters.

Following her filing of the motion, Johnson moved forward with reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), notably casting the decisive vote to eliminate the warrant requirement and then conceding on funding for Ukraine.

Greene criticized what she claimed to be an alignment with Democrat interests.

“Now we have Hakeem Jeffries and the Democrats coming out, embracing Mike Johnson with a warm hug and a big wet sloppy kiss,” she stated, suggesting that Johnson was capitulating to Democrat demands in every aspect.

She voiced her frustration over the Republican leadership’s failure to meet the expectations of their electorate.

“We won the House in 2022, but what have we done with it? What are we giving Republican voters to vote for?” MTG asked.

Greene argued that maintaining Johnson as Speaker would jeopardize not only the Republican hold on the House but also threaten the future agenda of a potential Trump administration.

In his remarks, Rep. Thomas Massie dismissed the narrative from the Republican establishment as deceptive and suggested that the vote was essential for transparency, despite the likely intervention by Jeffries to protect Johnson.

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