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1. Marjorie Taylor Greene begins effort to remove House speaker
Wed May 8, 2024, 05:34 PM
May 8

This will be fun to watch


GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called up a resolution to remove Republican Speaker Mike Johnson on the House floor Wednesday evening, a move that starts the clock to force a vote over ousting the Louisiana Republican from his leadership post. It's a major challenge to the speaker even though he is expected to prevail with help from Democrats.

Now that Greene has put the process in motion, the House will have to consider the issue within two legislative days. House GOP leaders are expected to quickly take up and move to kill Greene’s motion, which could happen as soon as today.

A floor vote to oust Johnson would require a majority to succeed, but a motion to table — or kill — the resolution is expected to be offered and voted on first.

In the wake of Johnson’s push to pass a major foreign aid package over the objections of hardline conservatives, House Democratic leadership announced that Democrats would help Johnson keep his job by voting to table if the issue arose.

A failed vote will give Johnson an opportunity to argue that it is time to move on from the issue. But support from Democrats will open Johnson up to even more criticism from his right flank.

Marjorie Taylor Greene begins effort to remove House speaker LetMyPeopleVote May 8 #1
I don't think she's going to get very far with this wryter2000 May 8 #2
They will vote to table it BumRushDaShow May 8 #4
If dems dont back him, he can only lose 1 vote... getagrip_already May 8 #7
The House just killed it 359-43 BumRushDaShow May 8 #12
Even the Repubs are tired of her endless crap. nt Dulcinea May 8 #19
Obviously they truly are...do ya think she gets that now? PortTack May 8 #22
Doubtful. She seems pretty dense Attilatheblond May 8 #26
She gets lots of press and attention for her bs happybird May 8 #29
... BumRushDaShow May 8 #3
Oh lordy, you may have called up BoBo to assist the MT one! Hermit-The-Prog May 8 #5
I'm sure she will be right there BumRushDaShow May 8 #9
They actually used the word trigger BaronChocula May 8 #6
This makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote May 8 #8
Just this week, Mike Johnson vowed to use congress to get Trumps criminal cases thown out. Please Dems don't save him. Westcoast4life May 8 #10
Welcome to DU - A MAGATs worst nigtmare orangecrush May 8 #15
The House just killed it. Headline/article change BumRushDaShow May 8 #11
"Republican Speaker Mike Johnson has aided and abetted the Democrats" Traurigkeit May 8 #13
She has an odd way of saying 'committed governance' Attilatheblond May 8 #27
The dam has broken orangecrush May 8 #14
oooooh that's gotta hurt!! bluestarone May 8 #16
MTG: I run this place! Aussie105 May 8 #17
That's exactly what this was about. It had nothing to do with support for or confidence in Mike Johnson. KPN May 9 #36
If the @gophouse had any decency in them, they would vote to kick her out of the House. riversedge May 8 #18
Eat 💩 Madge edbermac May 8 #20
Loser! 50 Shades Of Blue May 8 #21
IMHO She's a clown. n/t Jacson6 May 8 #23
Glad Marge loses, BlueKota May 8 #24
johson always looks like he just got back from partying with clay shaw and david ferri in jfk prodigitalson May 8 #25
How it started, how it's going LetMyPeopleVote May 8 #28
now I hope bible thumper MJ takes out the trash lapfog_1 May 8 #30
Just to be clear the reason this failed is because Dems refused to vote with MTG. honest.abe May 8 #31
Why can't they get rid of her? OverBurn May 8 #33
MTG was genuinely PO'ed when she was booed. JohnnyRingo May 9 #34
Yeah, she's not much different than the trumpster himself. The ultimate narcissist. KPN May 9 #37
Didn't she just blue-wave May 9 #35
I wonder if it has anything to do with Johnson. JohnnyRingo May 9 #38
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