MTG denies causing division in Congress: ‘I’m not bringing chaos, I’m forcing change’ – Washington Examiner

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) dismissed accusations that she is dividing the House of Representatives amid her criticism of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) over the recently passed $1.2 trillion spending bill.

Greene filed a motion to vacate Johnson after the spending bill was passed, prompting some of her fellow Republican lawmakers to criticize the idea of vacating yet another speaker. Several House Republicans are also resigning due to the division within the party. Greene argued that those leaving are responsible for the further division of Congress, as the Republican Party’s majority in the House continues to shrink.

“I filed this motion to vacate, but I haven’t called it to the floor,” Greene said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. “This is like issuing a pink slip and giving our conference a notice saying that we have got to find a new speaker. This may take weeks; it may take months; it may not even happen until next Congress. But Speaker Johnson cannot remain as speaker of the House.”

The Georgia congresswoman also said she is “not at all” worried that this motion to vacate could impact the reelection chances of former President Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party. She added that the former president would help Republican candidates secure their own victories, even for the candidates who do not deserve it.

“And I can tell you right now, Republicans are fed up with it,” Greene said. “Republican voters want fighters in the House of Representatives to fight like President Trump, and that is exactly what I’m doing. I will force change. I’m not bringing chaos, I’m forcing change.”


Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has knocked the idea that Johnson is at risk of losing his position as speaker, advising Johnson not to be afraid of Greene’s motion. He also suggested that Johnson focus on the country and on “the job you’re supposed to do.”

The motion to vacate Johnson has so far failed to gain any real traction among Republican lawmakers, with several even publicly stating they would not support such a motion. Several Democrats have also voiced their criticism of any idea to vacate Johnson.