Greene moves to oust Johnson; Clyde blasts him, too

Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is pushing to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, also a Republican, from power. Greene filed a motion Friday to vacate Johnson from the speakership over his support of a more than one-trillion-dollar government spending bill. That measure had passed the House earlier Friday.

Greene and other conservatives, including the 9th District’s Andrew Clyde, opposed to the bill because of a lack of spending cuts. Greene accused Johnson of giving too much to Democrats during negotiations.

Clyde (R-Jackson County) agreed, taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, just moments after the bill passed, calling it “the Swamp’s omnibus.” Earlier he had written “You can’t denounce Democrats’ destructive policies and then turn around and fund them without responsibility. If you fund it, you own it.”

Rep. Greene’s motion to oust Johnson is the same procedural maneuver that led to the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this year.

For the latest on Friday’s development’s and what’s next, click here: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson – SRN News

(Georgia News Network contributed to this story.)