Marjorie Taylor Greene Demands Mike Johnson Step Down

( – On April 21, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that “Mike Johnson’s leadership is over,” signaling she intends to file a motion to vacate if Johnson does not resign as House Speaker after a $95 billion foreign aid package that includes funding for Ukraine passed in the House.

During an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, Greene said if Johnson does not resign, “he will be vacated.”

Greene, who has the support of fellow Republicans Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, has authored the motion to vacate but has not brought the motion to vacate to the House floor as a privileged resolution.

When asked if she would be moving forward with her motion to vacate Johnson’s speakership, which she first mentioned she would file in an April 8 letter to House Republicans, Greene said that is happening no matter “what Mike Johnson decides to do.”

The three Republican votes supporting the motion to vacate could be enough for it to pass if all the House Democrats vote in favor of a motion to vacate. However, not all House Democrats have signaled they support a motion to vacate. Some, such as Florida Rep. Jared Moskowitz and California Rep. Ro Khanna, have stated they will vote to save Johnson.

On April 21, Moskowitz, who is on the Foreign Affairs Committee, said removing Johnson would embolden China, Russia, and Iran.

A progressive Democrat, Khanna, who serves on the Armed Services Committee, also stated he would vote to protect Johnson, noting there are “a few progressive Democrats” who disagree with Johnson “on many issues” but would vote to protect him. Khanna added that Johnson “did the right thing” by bringing the foreign aid package to the House floor, noting that “he deserves to keep his job.”

Johnson responded to the threat of a motion to vacate, stating, “I have to do my job,” adding that he did what he believed “to be the right thing.” He said he would “let the chips fall where they may.”

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