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Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would not be at fault if Rep. Jeffries becomes House speaker

“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.

Published: March 28, 2024 11:51am

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she won't be responsible if House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries becomes speaker after she filed a motion to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson.

As the House GOP majority gets smaller, Greene argues, Republicans such as Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., resigning from their positions would be to blame. 

“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,” Greene said Tuesday during a Real America's Voice interview, according to The Hill. “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.”

It is unclear whether Jeffries could become speaker.

The House clerk's office on Thursday referred related questions to the chamber's Rules Committee, which could not provide an answer about under which circumstances that could happen. 

Greene filed a motion to remove Johnson as speaker after the House passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill with more Democrat than GOP votes.

“I am not going to be responsible for Hakeem Jeffries being speaker of the House,” she said during the interview.

Gallagher is expected to depart Congress April 19 which will leave Republicans with a very slim majority.

 

“I am not going to be responsible for a Democratic majority taking over our Republican majority that lies squarely rarely on the shoulders of these Republicans that are leaving early because they don’t have the intestinal fortitude to handle the real fight and the responsibility that comes with leadership and the end of our republic when our country is nearly destroyed,” Greene said.  

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