Trump Muzzles Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Donald Trump urged House Republicans not to vote for Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (Georgia) motion to oust GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson, explaining “this is not the time.”

On Wednesday, after weeks of threatening, Greene — alongside fellow Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (Kentucky) — tabled her motion to oust Johnson. Greene’s decision to force a vote on her motion took Congressional watchers by surprise.

Despite her MAGA ties and her support for Trump, Trump urged Republicans not to table Greene’s motions, writing on Truth Social that although he “absolutely love[s]” Greene, he had to remind the House GOP that their fight was against the “Radical Left Democrats” and the “Damage they have done to our Country.”

He emphasized that since the GOP had a “Majority of One” that would shortly grow “to three or four,” meaning Republicans weren’t “in a position” to vote in favor of Greene’s motions, adding that “At some point, we may very well be, but this not the time.”

Trump highlighted his lead in the Presidential polls, nationally and in swing states, expressing his belief that the GOP could do well in the Senate and the House, but warned against publicly appearing divided.

He noted that if the GOP shows “DISUNITY,” which he emphasized the media would portray it as “CHAOS” and would “negatively affect everything.”

Trump concluded with a “request that Republicans vote for” Greene’s motion to table. However, it was Johnson who emerged victorious at Wednesday’s vote, which received 359 to 43. Only 11 House Republicans voted against having the motion tabled, alongside 32 Democrats.

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