House Republicans Overwhelmingly Defeat Greene’s Bid to Oust Speaker Johnson

An overwhelming number of House Republicans joined with their Democratic colleagues in voting to set aside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) motion to remove Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday. This move left only 10 Republicans supporting Greene’s attempt to oust the speaker.

Out of the total 402 members who participated, 359 voted to table the motion to vacate Johnson, while 43 voted against it. Eleven Republicans and 32 Democrats went against tabling the motion. This threat to Johnson had been looming ever since Greene introduced the motion in March.

Following the vote, Greene remarked that her effort to remove Johnson garnered more GOP support than the successful move to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last year. The key difference was that no Democrats voted to save McCarthy, while most of them sided with Johnson on Wednesday.

In response, Greene criticized the Democrats for backing Johnson, stating that their support validated him to the rest of the Congress. She expressed concern over Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and Hakeem Jeffries, voting for Johnson, emphasizing that this was alarming to their constituents and the American people.

During the House vote series, Greene delivered a speech outlining her grievances against Johnson. However, she received criticism from within her own party, with members of the Main Street Caucus accusing her of throwing a “tantrum.” Chairman Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and several others condemned Greene for choosing a “destructive” approach in handling her disappointment.

The article lists the Republicans and Democrats who voted against tabling the motion to vacate, showing the names of those who sided with Greene.

In conclusion, the House Republicans predominantly stood with the Democrats in voting to set aside the motion to remove Speaker Mike Johnson, with only a minority supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s efforts. This outcome signifies a clear indication of the lack of widespread support within the Republican Party for Greene’s motion, despite her vocal objections.

Written by Staff Reports

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