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Motion Filed To Vacate The Chair, Remove Speaker Mike Johnson

After four short months as Speaker, a motion has been filed against Speaker Mike Johnson.

This motion was filed by Representative Majorie Taylor Greene.

Greene was motivated to take this step based on Johnson’s actions with the Omnibus Bill.

The House Omnibus bill passed with a 286-134 vote, which is sufficient for the 2/3 vote. This bill ultimately avoids a government shutdown by providing funds until September 30th.

Unsurprisingly, many Republicans heavily opposed the Omnibus Bill.

Even more have shown their frustration of the Omnibus Bill on X:

CBS News adds comments from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene:

The Georgia Republican said she has no timeline for calling the resolution, known as a motion to vacate, for a vote and said it’s “more of a warning and a pink slip.” If and when she does seek recognition, the House would have two legislative days to act on the motion.

“I’m not saying that it won’t happen in two weeks or it won’t happen in a month or who knows when, but I am saying the clock has started,” Greene said. “It’s time for our conference to choose a new speaker.”

“Republicans had the power of the purse. This was our power. This was our leverage,” she told reporters outside the Capitol after the vote on the legislative package. “This was our chance to secure the border, and he didn’t do it.”

“We need real leaders that know how to fight, that know how to walk in a room and don’t get rolled by the deep state and don’t get rolled by the Democrats and don’t get rolled into doing whatever it takes to maintain that power and position,” she said. “We need a speaker of the House that actually represents the people.”

Many have taken to X to display their displeasure of the Republican

House Speaker:

Coincidentally, Johnson took the position as Speaker from Kevin McCarthy, in an extremely similar situation.

NBC News discusses the how the process would proceed:

It was not immediately clear how the House would act on her motion, which requires just a majority vote to remove the speaker. Greene, R-Ga., did not file the motion as privileged — which would force a vote within two legislative days — but instead as a regular motion, which could be referred to a committee, where it would likely languish.

Greene told reporters that the motion to vacate was “more of a warning than a pink slip,” saying she does not want to “throw the House into chaos,” like the three and a half weeks that the chamber was without a speaker when McCarthy was ousted.

The House is set to leave for a two-week recess on Friday and won’t consider the motion until after it returns, an official familiar with the process told NBC News. The House will return to session on April 9.

It is unclear whether Johnson will be ousted from his position, but needless to say, he is on the hot seat.


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