• May 19, 2024

After MTG Tries to Remove Speaker Johnson

After MTG Tries to Remove Speaker Johnson – He Gets Help from the Last Place He Expected

Last fall, a few House Republicans used a rare rule to remove Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker’s position. They accused the Republican of siding with Democrats on a number of issues. It plunged the House into weeks of chaos.

When the dust settled, pro-American Mike Johnson, a strong Trump supporter, was voted as the next Speaker.

Even then, some Republicans were not happy. With a miniscule majority, Johnson can get little done until the election. Despite this, he’s managed to avoid bigger crises, like a government shutdown. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is trying to get him removed. But he’s getting support from the last place imaginable.

From The Post Millennial:
Democrat leaders in Congress have said that they will vote to support House Speaker Mike Johnson in the case of a motion to oust him from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)…

Democratic leadership said they will vote to table the motion or dismiss any attempt to oust Mike Johnson from the Speaker’s position…

MTG brought the motion to vacate when the House passed a $1.2 trillion budget to fund the government earlier this year. It has not been acted upon, but has gotten public support from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).

Democrat Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies released a statement saying his party will “vote to table Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Motion to Vacate the Chair.” They warned that if the Georgia Republican brought the motion, it will not succeed.

This will come as a surprise to many Americans. Democrats lamented the election of Johnson as Speaker. They accused him of being a “MAGA Republican.” But with the election just a few months away, nothing could be gained from Democrats voting against the current Speaker.

A new Congress will begin next year. It is very likely there will be a new Speaker, regardless of which party has the majority. It seems Democrats aren’t willing to waste a few months fighting for a chair that will change hands in a matter of weeks.

Many Republicans, including Donald Trump, have criticized Republicans who are trying to remove Speaker Johnson. Trump defended Johnson’s decisions, pointing out that with such a small majority, he cannot do much. Add to that the fact that Democrats run the Senate and Joe Biden is still in the White House, Republicans won’t be able to do much unless they sweep this fall.

Key Takeaways:

  • House Democrats vowed to protect Speaker Johnson from getting removed.
  • This comes as MTG tries to remove the Speaker.
  • Donald Trump and many other Republicans have defended the current Speaker.

Source: The Post Millennial

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Mick Farthing

Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.

Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.

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