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Marjorie Taylor Greene Blasts Speaker Johnson for Border Failure

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) reiterated her criticisms of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Monday, asserting that the House leader had yielded to Democrats on border security, potentially jeopardizing public safety.

Greene has expressed strong opposition to Johnson’s recent endorsement of a substantial spending deal with President Biden.

The deal, which funds the government through September, did not include the stricter border security measures that many conservatives had been pushing for.

As the next debate looms, tensions continue to rise over the issue of military funding for Ukraine.

Greene is making her stance against the aid package known, while also increasing the pressure on Johnson to prevent it from being brought to the floor.

“If Speaker Johnson gives another $60 billion to the defense of Ukraine’s border after he FULLY FUNDED Biden’s deadly open border, the cruel joke would be on the American people. And it won’t be April Fool.” Greene wrote on X.

Looming over the upcoming debate is the potential consequence of Greene’s action to oust Johnson from his position if he fails to comply with her conditions.

In a subsequent communication shared several hours later, Greene drew attention to the apprehension of undocumented immigrants involved in violent offenses in Boston.

She implied that the Speaker’s efforts to combat Biden’s border policies have been insufficient.

The criticisms emerged just one day after Johnson acknowledged Greene’s frustrations with the government spending package, which he claimed to understand and share.

However, he also defended his negotiations with the Democrats as a necessary part of governing in a politically divided Washington.

According to Johnson, he has been engaging in discussions with Greene through text messages and plans to have a face-to-face meeting with her once Congress reconvenes in Washington next week following a lengthy holiday break.

Greene has consistently voiced her disapproval of Johnson since he assumed the role of Speaker, but her criticism reached new heights last month when he brokered the spending agreement with Biden.

Amidst a surge of dissent, over half of the GOP conference cast their votes against Johnson’s agreement.

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