Fox News Host Calls Out Marjorie Taylor Greene for Causing ‘Disruption’

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According to a report by Newsweek on Sunday, May 12, 2024, Tensions are rising within the Republican Party as the 2024 presidential election draws near, with a rift emerging between hardline conservatives and more moderate voices over strategy and messaging.

This divide was on full display during a recent confrontation between Fox News host Maria Bartiromo and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene over the Georgia Republican’s efforts to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Bartiromo challenged Greene’s push to remove Johnson from the speakership, questioning the timing of such a disruptive move just six months before the crucial election.

“You say you are supporting President Trump, but is now the time for this disruption, six months before the election to fight to get a new speaker in place?” the host asked.

Greene defended her actions, citing her recent conversation with Trump himself.

“I just spoke with President Trump yesterday about this, and while he says now is not the time, I’m gonna be listening to him. But he also said, and he said it in his statement publicly, that it may happen that the time may come,” she explained.

Greene went on to suggest that Democrats had intervened to protect Johnson, stating, “So even though if I wanted to do [a motion to vacate Johnson’s speakership] again this week, the Democrats have already stepped in and saved Johnson…People want a Republican Party that will fight.”

Trump’s own comments on the matter, shared in a Truth Social post, seemed to strike a more measured tone.

While praising Greene’s “Spirit” and “Fight,” the former president cautioned against disunity within the GOP ranks.

“However, right now, Republicans have to be fighting the Radical Left Democrats, and all the Damage they have done to our Country,” he wrote. “With a Majority of One, shortly growing to three or four, we’re not in a position of voting on a Motion to Vacate. At some point, we may very well be, but this is not the time. If we show DISUNITY, which will be portrayed as CHAOS, it will negatively affect everything! Mike Johnson is a good man who is trying very hard.”

Greene’s efforts to remove Johnson stem from her opposition to the $1.2 trillion bipartisan spending package he ushered through Congress, which included $60.8 billion in aid for Ukraine’s ongoing war against Russia.

As a staunch Trump ally, Greene has been highly critical of Johnson’s willingness to work across the aisle on this and other issues.

However, her combative approach has drawn criticism from within her own party.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas dismissed Greene’s motion to vacate the speakership as “utterly ridiculous” and “counterproductive.”

Representative Dusty Johnson of South Dakota echoed this sentiment, stating, “All of us in life get to decide how we handle disappointment: you can be productive or you can be destructive. Ms. Marjorie Taylor Greene is choosing destructive.”

Greene has remained defiant in the face of such criticism, declaring, “I don’t give a rat’s a** what my colleagues think about my hopes to remove Johnson. I voted for Mike Johnson because his voting record before he became speaker was conservative. But once he became speaker, he has become a man that none of us recognize.”

In the aftermath of the failed motion to vacate, Speaker Johnson described Greene’s effort as a “misguided effort” and expressed hope that it would mark “the end of personality politics and frivolous character assassination.”

 

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