House quickly rejects Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to remove Speaker Johnson from office

by 24USATVMay 9, 2024, 3:50 a.m. 23
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Hardline Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried and failed in sudden action Wednesday to oust Speaker Mike Johnson, her long-shot effort swiftly and resoundingly rejected by Democrats and Republicans tired of the political chaos. One of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in Congress, Greene stood on the House floor and read a long list of “transgressions” she said Johnson had committed as speaker. Colleagues booed in protest. Greene of Georgia criticized Johnson’s leadership as “pathetic, weak and unacceptable.” No sooner than Greene triggered the vote on her motion to vacate the speaker from his office, the Republican Majority Leader Steve Scalise countered by calling first for a vote to table it. An overwhelming majority, 359-43, kept Johnson in his job, for now.

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