Greene files motion to oust Speaker Johnson

Source: The Hill

“[US Representative Marjorie Taylor] Greene filed the motion to vacate — the same procedural move that led to the ousting of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — as the House voted to pass a sprawling spending package to stave off a partial government shutdown by Friday’s midnight deadline. The chamber later passed the measure in a bipartisan fashion, but it crossed the finish line with more votes from Democrats than Republicans, angering conservatives. Greene, who has emerged as a top critic of Johnson since he took the gavel in October, said she would not immediately trigger a vote on ousting the Speaker — ‘this is basically a warning’ — but she asserted she may force a referendum on his standing in the House down the road.” (03/22/24)