MTG motion to vacate Johnson: 43 House members backed speaker ouster effort

An overwhelming number of House Republicans voted with Democrats to table Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene‘s (R-GA) motion to vacate Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday, leaving just 10 Republicans joining Greene in her efforts to remove the speaker.

On Wednesday, 359 members of the House voted to table the motion to oust Johnson, with 43 people voting against it. Eleven Republicans and 32 Democrats voted not to table the motion, a threat that has been hanging over Johnson’s head since Greene introduced the motion in March.

After the defeat, Greene noted her effort to oust Johnson netted more GOP support than the successful move to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last year with just eight Republicans. The difference is no Democrats voted to save McCarthy last year, while most sided with Johnson on Wednesday.

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