Bipartisan Blockade Protects Speaker of the House – Intercessors for America

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Marjorie Taylor Greene tried recently to oust Mike Johnson from his role as speaker, only to be shut down by a large number of both Democrats and Republicans.

From Al Jazeera. The United States House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to defeat an effort by Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene to remove Speaker Mike Johnson, a fellow Republican.

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In an unusual move, Democrats joined Republicans in a 359-43 vote on Wednesday to keep Johnson in his leadership role and stave off further turmoil in the House.

“I appreciate the show of confidence from my colleagues to defeat this misguided effort,” Johnson said following the vote. “Hopefully this is the end of the character assassination that has characterised the current Congress.”

Hardline Representative Greene has, for weeks, sought to get Johnson kicked out after a string of compromises he made with Democrats. …

Greene is a leading voice of the far-right flank opposed to helping Ukraine. After the House passed the bill in April, she called Johnson a “lame duck”.

Johnson’s leadership was “pathetic, weak, and unacceptable”, Greene said on Wednesday as she triggered the “motion to vacate” measure. …

Republicans have a slim 217-213 majority in the House. Most opposed the vote to remove Johnson, with only 11 in favour and 196 against. …

Democrats, led by Representative Hakeem Jeffries, had promised to keep Johnson in his seat, with 163 against the motion. …

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(Excerpt from Al Jazeera. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America – Mike Johnson, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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