Trump says "this is not the time" to remove Speaker Mike Johnson

 May 10, 2024

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made headlines earlier this month when she filed a motion to unseat House Speaker Mike Johnson.

While former President Donald Trump has long been a fan of Greene, he recently called on Republicans to end her effort. 

"This is not the time"

According to Breitbart, the former president conveyed that message to lawmakers via a lengthy Truth Social post on Wednesday.

"I absolutely love Marjorie Taylor Greene. She’s got Spirit, she’s got Fight, and I believe she’ll be around, and on our side, for a long time to come," Trump emphasized.

"However, right now, Republicans have to be fighting the Radical Left Democrats, and all the Damage they have done to our Country,"

"With a Majority of One, shortly growing to three or four, we’re not in a position of voting on a Motion to Vacate. At some point, we may very well be, but this is not the time,"

Democrats join GOP in supporting Johnson

"I also wish certain things were done over the last period of two months, but we will get them done, together," former president continued.

As the former president drew to a close, he requested that House Republicans vote to table Greene's motion before declaring, "We WILL WIN BIG – AND IT WILL BE SOON!"

Breitbart noted that Greene's motion ultimately failed on Wednesday by a vote of 359-43, with seven House members opting to vote present.

Interestingly, Johnson's speakership was in part saved by support from 163 Democratic lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

Jeffries: Democrats "have been governing as if we were in the majority"

Jeffries justified the move by telling CBS News that his party has managed to all but set the legislative agenda with Johnson as speaker, something Greene highlighted in a social media post.

"Even though we’re in the minority, we effectively have been governing as if we were in the majority because we continue to provide a majority of the votes necessary to get things done. Those are just the facts," Jeffries insisted.

For her part, Greene slammed Johnson and those Republicans who support him, alleging that they are "ok with Uniparty control."

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