Greene says she doesn’t care if ‘Speaker’s office becomes a revolving door’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said Thursday she doesn’t care if the “Speaker’s office becomes a revolving door” as she pushes for the removal of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) just months after he took the position.

Greene argued against foreign aid in an appearance on former White House aide Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast Thursday, saying she wants “an ‘America First’ economy” and that “we are going to demand it from our Republican leaders.”

“I don’t care if the Speaker’s office becomes a revolving door,” continued Greene, who has filed a motion to oust Johnson from his current role. “If that’s exactly what needs to happen, then let it be. But the days are over of the old Republican Party that wants to fund foreign wars and murder people in foreign lands, while they stab the American people in their face.”

Johnson unveiled the text Wednesday for foreign aid bills with an aim to give assistance to Ukraine, Israel and allies in the Indo-Pacific, alongside humanitarian aid for Gaza and other global hot spots. The Speaker has said he was looking at a Saturday evening vote on the legislation.

“By posting text of these bills as soon as they are completed, we will ensure time for a robust amendment process. We expect the vote on final passage on these bills to be on Saturday evening. Thank you all for your feedback and support. I value every Member of this conference and look forward to continuing our work together,” he wrote in a text message to lawmakers prior to the legislation being publicly unveiled.

Johnson has reportedly been thinking about a proposal to increase the threshold for forcing a vote on a motion to vacate, the move that resulted in Johnson’s predecessor, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), being booted from the role. It currently can be called by one lawmaker.

However, Johnson’s grip on his role may slip if he goes forward with raising the threshold, with far-right conservatives in his conference expressing disapproval with the move.

“It’s a red line for me, for sure,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) told reporters.

The Hill has reached out to Johnson’s office.

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