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The Uniparty Prevails, Greene’s Motion to Vacate Fails

A Motion to Vacate the chair of U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was defeated Wednesday when 196 Republicans joined with 163 Democratic members of Congress and voted to table the the measure.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) officially filed her Motion to Vacate Johnson’s seat this week, after months of threatening to do so.

Greene later tweeted that all the scary predictions about Democrats taking control of the House and installing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (R-NY) as Speaker didn’t come true.

Greene’s failure to remove Johnson over his apparent willingness to give Congressional Democrats everything they’ve wanted may have had a silver lining, according to the Congresswoman. Greene stated that, “now the American people have been shown the truth” regarding the Uniparty that controls Congress.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who backed Greene’s Motion to Vacate, lauded the 11 Republican members of Congress who voted against Johnson and warned that under Uniparty control, the nation is on a dangerous trajectory.

Massie contends that ousting former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was “a huge mistake” since he had fought the Democrats “tooth and nail.” The Kentucky Congressman said, “Keeping Mike Johnson is an even bigger mistake. An overwhelming majority of democrats voted to keep him because he’s given them everything they want.”

Massie also pointed out that, after his vote in support of the Motion to Vacate, AIPAC announced a $300,000 ad buy targeting him.

The Uniparty and its favored lobbyists may have carried the day in protecting Mike Johnson but the curtain has been pulled back for any voters who happen to be paying attention.

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) leaves a House Republican conference meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. Members of the GOP conference will meet for a closed-door vote to select their nominee for Speaker of the House to succeed former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)