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Mike Johnson’s days are numbered, says U.S. Congressman Taylor Greene

Washington, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) doubled down on her commitment to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) after saying his days in the leadership post are numbered.

Greene, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, last month filed a motion to oust Johnson, saying he crossed a line by holding a vote for additional Ukraine assistance.

Two other GOP lawmakers have already backed it, but it would need the support of the Democratic caucus, which so far opposes Greene’s effort.

Greene said: Johnson will do whatever Biden and Schumer want in order to keep the Speaker’s gavel in his hand, but he has completely sold out the Republican voters who gave us the majority.

President Biden signed the $95 billion foreign aid supplemental last week, which included about $61 billion for Ukraine aid.

Greene’s motion, has not yet come up for a vote, but a fight for Johnson’s seat could soon ensue.

Past September, then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed Democrats in a last-minute effort to avert the dreaded shutdown and that cost him a historic motion to expel.

The House experienced weeks of anarchy and chaos until Johnson, an almost unknown legislator from Louisiana, managed to prevail in the midst of the divisions in the Republican Party.

For some observers, falling into a situation similar to McCarthy’s could threaten the electoral possibilities of the party in 2024, which faces a second, costly and even uncertain race for the presidency with Trump, the almost certain candidate, in just a few months.

That’s why Johnson himself has downplayed Greene and says he’s focused on growing the slim majority in November.