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    Greene rips Johnson, House colleagues for advancing Ukraine aid bill: ‘Traitor’

    By Filip Timotija,

    2024-04-20
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    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) ripped Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), and her House colleagues for advancing a massive foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

    Greene, who has opposed sending more money to Ukraine, expressed her anger at Johnson, for whom she already introduced a motion to vacate last month.

    She reacted to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s post on the social media platform X, where he thanked the House Speaker for the decision that “keeps history on the right track” following the vote in the lower chamber.

    The hard-right Georgia Republican slammed Johnson for passing a foreign aid bill, which the majority of Democrats voted for, and called the speaker a “traitor” to the entire country.

    “Zelensky thanks Speaker Mike Johnson (D-Ukraine) for sending $61 BILLION of your hard-earned tax dollars to fuel a foreign war,” Greene said in a Saturday post on X. “Johnson once again passed a bill with the help of Democrats while the majority of the Republican majority voted against it. Not only is Mike Johnson a traitor to our conference, he’s a traitor to our country.”

    House passed a $95 billion foreign aid package on Saturday after months of fierce debate. The legislation contains around $61 billion for Ukraine, $26 billion for Israel and humanitarian aid for civilians in war-torn zones, including the Gaza Strip, $8 billion for the Indo-Pacific region and a package of national security measures that also includes a potential ban on social media app TikTok.

    Her motion to vacate the speaker’s gavel has amassed support this week with endorsements from Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), but Greene has not stated when she would force a vote on it. Triggering the ouster resolution has been made more difficult since Johnson’s leadership was endorsed by former President Trump during their joint press conference in Florida last week.

    Besides Johnson, Greene blasted her conferences’ colleagues for opposing her amendment related to funds for Kyiv. She shared a list of 139 GOP members who voted against her amendment.

    “Here are the 139 Republicans who just voted against my amendment to strip every penny of your tax dollars from Mike Johnson’s $61 BILLION Ukraine war spending bill,” Greene said in Saturday post on X, minutes before the foreign package passed and is now on its way to the Senate.

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