Marjorie Taylor Greene Holds Private Conversation With Speaker Johnson

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( – House Speaker Mike Johnson in an interview on “Sunday Night in America” discussed the recent attempt to oust him by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). 

Greene who has filed the motion to vacate against Johnson (R-La.) has stated that the Speaker had betrayed the House Republican Conference by pushing forward the $1.2 trillion federal funding bill which passed with bipartisan support and was essential in ensuring that the government remained funded and did not shut down. 

Host Trey Gowdy asked regarding the motion to vacate whether it was bringing any value to the GOP and whether it would be helping the party retain the House majority and even strengthening it in the upcoming election. 

Johnson in response argued that he did not believe that it did and that all of his other GOP colleagues could see how this motion was just going to be distracting from their goals and mission which is to save the United States. As he argued this was something that they would only be able to do if they increased the House majority, and managed to win back both the White House and the Senate. He added that the party right now did not need any dissension. 

During the interview, he also assured Gowdy that Greene’s motion was “not a privileged motion” which would mean that it would not “automatically” move forward. Instead, it is just in limbo. 

He continued by saying that on Easter Sunday he had “exchanged text messages” with Greene and that they were going to talk next week. He also referred to the thin House majority as the reason why the federal funding bill was not “perfect.”

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