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Trump Rebukes Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Failed Attempt to Oust Speaker Mike Johnson

Former President Donald Trump called on House Republicans to not vote in favor of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., saying “this is not the time” to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday killed an effort by Greene and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., to vote on vacating the chair.

Green appeared to catch most Congressional watchers by surprise when she moved to force a vote on her motion to vacate the chair, which should have allowed for the vote.

Though she has been seen in the past touting a MAGA hat in favor of Trump, the former president called on Republicans to table her motion.

“I absolutely love Marjorie Taylor Greene. She’s got Spirit, she’s got Fight, and I believe she’ll be around, and on our side, for a long time to come,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “However, right now, Republicans have to be fighting the Radical Left Democrats, and all the Damage they have done to our Country. With a Majority of One, shortly growing to three or four, we’re not in a position of voting on a Motion to Vacate. At some point, we may very well be, but this is not the time.”

He continued to say he is leading in the presidential polls, both nationally and in swing states.

Trump said Republicans are doing well in the Senate, and he believed the party would do well in the House.

He then warned about giving off the message that Republicans were not unified.

“But if we show DISUNITY, which will be portrayed as CHAOS, it will negatively affect everything,” he wrote. “Mike Johnson is a good man who is trying very hard. I also wish certain things were done over the last period of two months, but we will get them done, together.

“It is my request that Republicans vote for “THE MOTION TO TABLE,” Trump added. “We WILL WIN BIG – AND IT WILL BE SOON!”

Johnson got overwhelming Democratic and Republican support for the table vote, which passed 359 to 43, averting a vote on her motion. Just 11 Republicans voted against tabling the measure, along with 32 Democrats.

On the Republican side, Johnson won the support of 196 members, while 163 Democrats also voted to shield him.

The House GOP side of the chamber erupted in cheers when her move was squashed.

Greene has been threatening to force a vote on taking Johnson’s gavel since late March in protest of his handling of government funding and foreign aid.

Her resolution, known as a motion to vacate the chair, will now have to be voted on or tabled after Greene noticed it as “privileged” on Wednesday night — meaning House leaders have two legislative days to take it up.

READ 19 COMMENTS
  • Nb says:

    Smoke and mirrors my fellow Americans, if you think you know what is going on at the highest levels of govt you’re sadly mistaken. We know what they want us to know and nothing more. GOP, Dems, Rinos, leftists, right wing, moderates- call them what you will they’re all in it for themselves not this country not the American people. They waste away our taxpayer dollars on foreign countries essentially buying allies who have never and will never do anything for us, our own infrastructure is falling apart, our inner cities are nothing more than crime and violence infested rat holes, illegal drugs and guns pour in through a nonexistent southern border that remains wide open for anyone to cross.
    There is a reason for all of this, and it can’t happen without full cooperation of all branches of government no matter what they say to our faces.

  • eddie says:

    Trump is right! Vacating the speaker 6 months before an election is ludicrous! That does not show unity, it shows discord. Let’s get Trump elected and then deal with Mike Johnson. I don’t like what he is doing but this is not a time to show any lack of unity!

  • JB says:

    Now is not the time. Republicans need to start working on a united front against the Democrats and stop fighting with each other. Because of this we could lose the House and Senate. Trump will need them to get to MAGA. USE YOUR BRAINS. PUT ON THOSE THINKING CAPS.

  • JR says:

    You all need to stop feeding into all the propaganda that the deep state Dems, RINOs and never-Trumpers keep spreading. There is NOTHING wrong with what MTG did on the House floor. She achieved exactly what she was trying to do…expose all of the unity party who are destroying OUR great Nation. The Democrats love Speaker Johnson…do YOU not get that?! They always need a punching bag to distract you from what they are doing…and she’s taking a lot of the punches that are normally reserved for Trump. Also, Trump has his own strategies and he does and says what he must to preserve support from the most people. His remarks will not sway me from my (or MTGs) efforts to make sure he is overwhelmingly re-elected. You all need to keep your shit together this close to November…stop letting yourselves be manipulated by all the crap happening right now (smoke and mirrors). Keep your eyes on the objective…not the subjective. Sort through the noise and stand in the breach.

  • Better get ready says:

    If Trump told MTG this was not the time. She should have listened to him. Instead she went ahead and made fool of herself. That’s why Trump wouldn’t even consider her as VP.

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