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    Crenshaw becomes latest Republican to hit Greene over Johnson ouster plan

    By Filip Timotija,

    2024-05-04
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    Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) became the latest Republican to hit Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over her plan to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

    “She needs her time in the spotlight, you know, and it’s been a while, and I think it’s one last ditch effort to get attention, is what she’s looking for,” Crenshaw told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto during his Saturday appearance on the network.

    Crenshaw said there is not “a lot” of support for Greene’s plan to remove Johnson and that a “strong majority” would vote to table her motion-to-vacate she introduced in March.

    “It’s based in what exactly — that Mike Johnson brought bills to the floor that were necessary for national security that the vast majority of members wanted to vote on?” Crenshaw said. “So allowing the democratic process to move forward. Our process that we have in our constitution to move forward is apparently the crime of the century, according to these people.”

    Greene’s push was endorsed by two other House members, Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and is expected to come to the floor next week.

    “Marjorie Taylor Greene has never tried to lay out a plan to get border security done along with the supplemental package,” Crenshaw said. “Tom Massie has never done anything on that front. She’s never written legislation on asylum reform, or anything to do with border security, and a lot of us have.”

    The Texas lawmaker said “they make it impossible” for the conference to have leverage in the lower chamber when trying to pass legislation and when Republicans are not able to secure a desired deal, Johnson gets blamed.

    “It’s a game and voters have to stop falling for it,” Crenshaw said on Saturday.

    Some hardline House Republicans are not satisfied with Johnson’s bipartisan dealmaking but have not backed the resolution to remove Johnson from his gavel. Democrats in the House have said they would help save Johnson following the speaker putting Ukraine aid on the floor which passed with bipartisan support.

    In the upper chamber, Senate conservatives have also denounced Greene’s effort, arguing that Congress has more important priorities and that Johnson is doing the “very best possible” considering the razor-thin majority he has in the House.

    “This is the game they play and I asked voters every day to stop falling for it,” Crenshaw said. “There’s an appearance of fighting here. It’s an appearance, it’s nothing more, they’re not fighting for you. They’re fighting for your attention and that’s a very different thing.”

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