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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene moves forward with vote to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson after weeks-long delay

Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene privileged her long-held movement to House Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday, inflicting bipartisan uproar.

One day after making a number of calls for of Johnson (R-La.), the Georgia congresswoman stunned colleagues by triggering the decision to oust him that she had filed on April 22.

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks during a press conference outside the US Capitol
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene prompted bipartisan uproar Wednesday when she moved forward with movement to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson. Josh Morgan-USA TODAY
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Mike Johnson is six months into the speakership and already dealing with inner-party turmoil. AFP through Getty Images

The movement should be voted on inside two legislative days, that means it won’t be thought-about till subsequent Tuesday on the earliest.

Those calls for included chopping off additional US support funding for Ukraine, returning to particular person authorities spending payments and defunding Justice Department prosecutions of former President Donald Trump, amongst others.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie met with Speaker Mike Johnson for roughly two hours Monday. AFP through Getty Images
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Donald Trump allegedly nudged Marjorie Taylor Greene to lay off Speaker Mike Johnson. RealAmericasVoice/Rumble

Greene rose within the packed House chamber to learn her decision on the movement to vacate into the report, itemizing Johnson’s perceived betrayals to the Republican convention — together with pushing for US border safety.

House Democrats scoffed and talked amongst themselves as she rattled off the grievances, as many Republicans additionally appeared on in disapproval.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and his caucus leaders final week pledged to kill the movement if Greene known as it up.

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