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Why does Marjorie Taylor Greene want to oust Speaker Mike Johnson so badly? (Op-Ed)

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced Wednesday she will force a vote in an effort to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson next week – a move that comes after Democrats have said they will vote to kill the effort and ensure Johnson doesn’t lose his job. Most Republicans are not interested in removing Johnson from his position, but that is not stopping Greene from trying to cause chaos within her own party. “I think every member of Congress needs to take that vote and let the chips fall where they may and so next week, I am going to be calling this motion to vacate. Absolutely, calling it,” she said at a news conference. But.. why?

Greene is a zealous Donald Trump supporter, but even Trump does not think Johnson should be ousted. On Wednesday insisted she is “absolutely not” defying former President Donald Trump, even though Trump has defended Johnson, by forcing the vote. “I’m the biggest supporter of President Trump,” she said, “I fight for his agenda every single day, and that’s why I’m fighting here against my own Republican conference.” This feels rather counterintuitive, doesn’t it?

If there is one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree upon, it’s that Johnson does not deserve to be ousted and should remain in his position. Once again, Greene has shown her true colors of clinical insanity. When ask if she would force repeated votes on the matter if it is tabled or killed, she said she hasn’t decided yet.

“We will vote to table Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Motion to Vacate the Chair. If she invokes the motion, it will not succeed,” House Democratic leaders said in a statement on Tuesday.

This all seems to have been spurred by Greene’s disapproval of Johnson’s passing of a bill that would grant aid to Ukraine, a country in its third year of war against Russian forces. Greene said she didn’t trigger the motion previously because she was being “controlled” and “responsible.” She added, “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. And we all went home and Republican voters everywhere, Americans were raging at Mike Johnson.”

I don’t think anyone is upset that Ukraine is receiving crucial aid to survive brutal attacks and missile strikes, but this is Marjorie Taylor Greene we’re talking about – the most hypocritical, cruel, and vile human being in Congress.

I doubt that Greene is even truly upset about the bill, she just wants more attention.


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