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Motion to Remove Speaker of the House of Representatives Soon, Rep. Says…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., told reporters Wednesday morning that she acted responsibly by filing a motion to vacate the land last month without voting on it. She ran for Congress to work for the American people, and House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., did not work for the people, she said.

Greene criticized recent bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to help Ukraine and Israel. She also condemned Johnson’s previous work to pass a government spending bill and his recent vote to allow unwarranted U.S. surveillance of foreigners. Greene blasted Johnson for the verbal support he recently received from top Democrats in the House of Representatives. At her news conference on Capitol Hill, posters showed Johnson hugging and shaking hands with Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies.

Why next week and not this week? Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who joined Greene at the news conference, told reporters it was a somber decision and that the pair wanted Mike Johnson to take the weekend to consider resigning.

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