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‘Johnson’s speakership is over’: Marjorie Taylor Greene calls out House speaker’s ‘betrayal’ amid Ukrainian aid approval

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Republican divisions continue to grow as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene denounced Speaker Mike Johnson’s betrayal of the party and Republican voters as the U.S. House of Representatives finally approved new aid to Ukraine.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 18: Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) giggles with reporters on the steps of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol on April 18, 2024 in Washington, DC. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is pushing aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan through the House of Representatives, despite the objections of his own party’s right flank. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Kent Nishimura / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)(Getty Images via AFP)

As the speaker of the House of Representatives concluded Saturday’s months-long freeze on the $61 billion aid package, Greene focused on his opposition to his party’s far right. She claimed he worked for the Democrats and called on him to resign or she and her supporters would force a vote for his impeachment.

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“Mike Johnson’s speakership is over.” He must do the right thing by resigning and allowing us to move forward in a controlled process,” Greene told Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. “If he doesn’t, he’ll be fired,” she claimed.

Democrats versus Republicans on the foreign aid package

After months of delaying the $95 billion foreign aid bill in the House of Representatives, which includes a $61 billion clause for Ukraine and regional partners, the Republican chairman on Saturday sided with Democrats to push through the motion . In the bipartisan vote, 210 Democrats and 101 Republicans supported the relief package, while a majority of 112 Republicans opposed it.

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While Johnson forced the vote, Greene suggested he was working for the Democrats. “He approves of the Biden administration’s agenda,” she told Fox News.

The Senate approved the relief package in February. In addition to the $61 billion for Ukraine, it also includes $14 billion for Israel and other subsequent amounts for Taiwan and its Pacific allies.

The Senate will weigh the bill on Tuesday before it is expected to pass. While adhering to Donald Trump’s ideologies, far-right conservatives have raised their upper lips in disdain as they consider aiding Ukraine, especially as the ex-president holds Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, in high esteem.

Despite the Republican infighting, Johnson called the military aid bill “critically important” and “the right thing.” The alienation of the party’s members came into focus last month when Greene began her verbal diatribe against the speaker with plans to oust him. Although Johnson had stood his ground and claimed he had never received any Democratic support, his Republican comrades had a different idea.