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Greene Says She Refuses to Take Blame if Far-Left Democrat Becomes Speaker

On Tuesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) made it clear that she does not take responsibility for any potential promotion of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) to the House’s top role due to her recent motion to topple GOP speaker Mike Johnson (R-La0).

Greene defended her motion against Johnson, dismissing concerns that it could lead to Jeffries becoming Speaker as the Republican majority in the lower chamber continues to shrink.

According to her, the responsibility lies with the Republican lawmakers who have chosen to cut their terms short and leave office, rather than with her.

“It’s just a simple math. The more Republicans, like Mike Gallagher, that resign and leave early — guess what, that means we have less Republicans in the House. So, every time a Mike Gallagher or a Ken Buck leaves early, that brings our numbers down and brings us dangerously closer to being in the minority.” Greene said Tuesday during an appearance on Real America’s Voice.

“It’s not Marjorie Taylor Greene that is saying the inconvenient truth and forcing everyone to wake up and realize Republican voters are done with us doing this kind of crap that we did last week,” she continued.

Last week, former Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) bid farewell to his time in Congress, while Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) revealed his plans to depart from the lower chamber next month.

In a recent development, Greene has urged Johnson to take action and advocate for Gallagher’s removal from the House, allowing his district the opportunity to elect a fresh representative.

Once Gallagher departs, the House Republicans will be left with 217 members, while the House Democrats will have 213.

This delicate balance implies that the GOP can only afford to lose a single vote on any bill that lacks Democratic backing.

Last week, Greene submitted a motion to vacate while the House passed a $1.2 trillion spending package to ensure the government’s operation.

Despite defending her decision, she has yet to provide a clear timeline for when she might push for a vote on the motion.

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