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March 23, 2024 (EIRNS)—The Republican Congressional delegation is in turmoil, as it barely failed to defeat the spending bill which was negotiated by Speaker Mike Johnson and Chuck Schumer. It passed with 68%, needing 67%, as a majority of House Republicans voted against it. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) then filed a motion to overthrow Speaker Mike Johnson, (R-LA), blasting his stewardship of the chamber.

“It’s more of a warning than a pink slip,” Greene told reporters. “I do not wish to inflict pain on our conference and to throw the House in chaos. But this is basically a warning and it’s time for us to go through the process, take our time and find a new Speaker of the House that will stand with Republicans and our Republican majority, instead of standing with the Democrats.” If she activates the motion, the House would have to vote within two legislative days, requiring a simple majority to evict Johnson. That was how former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted in October.

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