Marjorie Taylor Greene Threatens Speaker Johnson

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( – On Friday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) stated that she had spoken with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) about the funding deal he had reached with the Democrats and that she had threatened with a motion to vacate.

In an interview with White House adviser Steve Bannon, Greene said that she had met with Johnson and several other Congress members and that she had let him know that there was no way she would back any continuing resolution. She added that she had told him that she would vacate the chair and that this was “absolutely unacceptable.” As she argued they were the ones in control and they needed to be leading the negotiation. She added that these were points that she had reiterated in their meeting in the morning and that the ball was now in his court.

These remarks came after Johnson had stated in a brief statement to the press that he had reached an agreement that would help the government avoid a partial shutdown ahead of the upcoming January 19th deadline. He added that following weeks of negotiations they had reached a strong “top-line agreement” which would enable the appropriations committee to complete the necessary process.” He further stated that this was an important part of keeping the government running.

Johnson also pointed out that they were preparing for their next steps together. As he said they were “working toward a robust appropriations process.”

However, many GOP members, including Greene were not satisfied with the deal and have pushed the speaker to look at other alternative options.

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