Ted Cruz Wallops Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Effort to Oust Speaker Mike Johnson

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    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for her effort to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) from his position. Greene and other House Republicans have threatened to force a vote on a motion to vacate that she filed over one month ago.

    She recently announced that she would soon pursue this action despite opposition coming from Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Others have criticized her actions, arguing that the ill-fated effort distracts from other legislative priorities.

    During an appearance on the RealClearPolitics radio show, Cruz addressed the feud between Greene and Johnson, calling her effort to unseat him “silly” and “counterproductive.”

    During a Wednesday press conference with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Greene announced her intention to force the vote on the motion. She lashed out at the speaker over issues like foreign aid to Ukraine and the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The lawmaker repeated criticisms made by others about Johnson’s leadership, particularly his decision to collaborate with Democrats to pass foreign aid legislation.

    Johnson clapped back at Greene during a media appearance, saying she is not a “serious lawmaker.”


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    As stated previously, removing Johnson as speaker is not a likely outcome. Greene will struggle to get enough support from Republicans to approve such a move. Democrats have already indicated that they will back the speaker, at least for the time being.

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