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Mike Johnson Says He Respects ‘Message’ Sent By Marjorie Taylor Greene, Assures Dems Won’t Gain Control Of House



House Speaker Mike Johnson stated on Fox News Monday that he respects the “message” conveyed by Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to vacate his position. 

Johnson made it clear, however, that Democrats won’t gain control of the House.

The speaker went on “Hannity” to address Greene’s filing against Johnson on March 22 regarding the $1.2 trillion consolidated spending bill that was ultimately passed. To bring the motion to a vote, Greene would need to be acknowledged, requiring action within two legislative days.

Greene has been blasted by republicans over her motion, with Fox News’ “Outnumbered” co-host Emily Compagno slamming Greene for throwing “yet another tantrum.”

Other republicans expressed concern about Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries potentially taking control due to the razor-slim majority the GOP holds within the House.

“Look, that’s a risk, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Marjorie filed a motion to vacate not in a privileged form, which means it doesn’t come up automatically,” Johnson said in response to Fox host Sean Hannity’s question about a possible Jeffries take over.

“She’s trying to send a message and I respect the message. I share, again, her frustration about the process, but the way for us to fix that is to grow the House majority. And the way to do that is to stand united together on the agenda going forward,” Johnson stated.

“So we’re going to have everybody working together. We’ll work on consensus and keep this team. Marjorie knows how high the stakes are for the country – we all do,” the speaker continued. “That’s why it’s never been more important for us to stand together and I think we will. I think all our colleagues understand that. We’re going to get through this. Hakeem is not going to be the Speaker and we’ll take care of business. We’ll do it for the American people.”

Greene also criticized Johnson’s support of the spending bill after her motion to vacate, alleging during a Fox News interview that he had violated the “72-hour rule,” which grants Congress 72 hours to review legislation before voting on it.

She accused Johnson of approving a Democratic “wish list” in the bill because it did not incorporate GOP-discussed measures like HR2 and the Laken Riley Act. Instead, it allocated funds to “full-term abortion clinics” and “trans woke policies” aimed at children, Greene highlighted.

On Sunday, Johnson dubbed Greene’s motion a “distraction.” 

“I think that all of my other Republican colleagues recognize this is a distraction from our mission,” Johnson said in an interview with Fox News. “Again, the mission is to save the Republic. And the only way we can do that is if we grow the House Majority, win the Senate and win the White House. So we don’t need any dissension right now.”

“Marjorie is a friend. She is very frustrated about, for example, the last appropriations bills. Guess what? So am I,” Johnson later added.

“…With the smallest margin in U.S. history, we’re sometimes going to get legislation that we don’t like,” he added. “And the Democrats know that when we don’t all stand together, with our razor-thin majority, then they have a better negotiation position, and that’s why we’ve got some of the things we didn’t like.”

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