Speaker Johnson avoids MTG ousting attempt

by ian

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to table a motion aimed to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

Three-hundred-fifty-nine House Republicans and Democrats rejected Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to vacate. Eleven Democrats and 32 Republicans sided with Greene, who threatened Johnson with removal over his role in passing controversial federal spending and foreign aid bills.

Greene also accused the speaker of being “weak,” as well as playing into a “UniParty” position and not one for Republicans. After surviving the vote, Johnson said he looked forward to getting “beyond” this sort of behavior in the current Congress.

This marks the second time within a year that Republicans aimed to boot their own Speaker in the House. The previous ouster against former Speaker Kevin McCarthy proved more successful than this recent attempt.