Speaker Johnson Tells Marjorie Taylor Greene To Take A Hike

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(FixThisNation.com) – Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) stated that he was not concerned about the possibility of being ousted from his position, despite the recent threats by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) who stated that if he chose to pass a budget continuing resolution during the funding negotiations she would put forward a motion to vacate against him.

Johnson is currently involved in negotiations with the White House and the Senate relating to border security and providing foreign aid. Last weekend he managed to strike a top-line spending deal that would keep the government funded past the deadline, however, he has so far stated that he would not agree to pass any additional aid for Ukraine unless border security concessions were also included.

On Wednesday, during an interview on CNN, Johnson argued that he was not concerned about the threats that had come from such members of his conference that they would push to have him removed, despite the fact that a motion to vacate is what caused former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to lose his post only months earlier.

Johnson argued that he had a job to do and that Greene was just upset about the lack of oversight in funding and the lack of plan articulation. As he pointed out these are also issues that he has.

He added that he had personally talked with her at great length and that she had very clearly expressed her position. He further pointed out that they all needed to do their job and that his focus would be on getting the necessary answers.

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