Skip to main content
Tags: marjorie taylor greene | chip roy | mike johnson | vacate

Rep. Greene 'Sick of the Chaos,' Rejects Ousting Speaker

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2024 10:15 AM EST

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is pushing back against Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, the policy chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, after he would not rule out introducing a motion to vacate against House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.

The issue is over the $1.59 trillion spending agreement reached this weekend, saying she's "sick of the chaos" being seen on Capitol Hill.

"And I would say that Chip Roy haphazardly throwing in a motion to vacate is probably about the dumbest thing that could happen because I think the last motion to vacate was pretty stupid and has thrown our conference into utter chaos," Greene told reporters Tuesday, referring to the motion to oust former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., last fall, reports The Hill.

That motion led to McCarthy being ousted and the lengthy process to pick Johnson as his replacement.

Several other House Freedom Caucus members strongly oppose the spending deal, calling it a "total failure" and accusing Johnson of making the same mistakes as McCarthy when dealing with President Joe Biden and Democrats.

Roy told CNN Monday night that he is not happy that Johnson reached a spending deal with Democrat leaders, and would not rule out supporting a motion to oust Johnson, but also said it's "not the road I prefer.

"I didn't prefer to go down that road with Speaker McCarthy. We need to figure out how to get this all done together. But it isn't good, and there's a lot of my colleagues who are pretty frustrated about it, so we'll see what happens this week."

Greene, who also opposes the spending bill, further commented Tuesday that "we haven't passed any more appropriation bills since they threw out Kevin McCarthy," but "we have expelled a Republican member of Congress and we're reducing our numbers."

The congresswoman added that she's "sick of the chaos," and "came here to be serious about solving problems, not to produce clickbait."

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is pushing back against Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, the policy chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, after he would not rule out introducing a motion to vacate against House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.
marjorie taylor greene, chip roy, mike johnson, vacate
323
2024-15-10
Wednesday, 10 January 2024 10:15 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved