Speaker Johnson, Marjorie Taylor Greene exchange texts after motion to oust him: 'We're going to talk'

Posted 11 days ago


Speaker of the House Mike Johnson opened up about the recent motion to vacate filed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., in an interview on "Sunday Night in America."

Greene has accused Johnson, R-La., of having "betrayed" the "confidence" of the House GOP Conference by pushing through a bipartisan $1.2 trillion federal funding bill to avoid a partial government shutdown.

Host Trey Gowdy questioned the value of the motion to vacate amid the nation's crises. "How does this motion to vacate help win back the majority or win a bigger majority?" he asked Sunday night.

"I don't think it does, and I think all of my other Republican colleagues recognize this as a distraction from our mission," Johnson responded. "Again, the mission is to save the Republic, and the only way we can do that is if we grow the House majority, win the Senate and win the White House. So we don't need any dissension right now."

Speaker Johnson assured Gowdy that the motion filed by Greene is "not a privileged motion" so it won't move "automatically." He added, "It's just hanging there."

Johnson subsequently revealed that he had "exchanged text messages" with Greene on Easter Sunday, adding, "We're going to talk early next week."... (Read more)