Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Mike Johnson of being a "blackmailed" Democrat

Washington DC - Far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene recently took her effort to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson to new heights by pitching the idea that he could be secretly working for Democrats.

In a recent interview, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene accused House Speaker Mike Johnson (c.) of being a Democrat as she fights to have him ousted.
In a recent interview, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene accused House Speaker Mike Johnson (c.) of being a Democrat as she fights to have him ousted.  © Collage: IMAGO / Wirestock, Reuters, Jim WATSON / AFP, & ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

On Wednesday, Greene shared her recent interview with right wing provocateur Tucker Carlson, where she argued that Mike Johnson is not the same person he was when he was elected to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy back in October.

"Mike Johnson has made a complete departure of who he is and what he stands for, to the point where people are literally asking, 'Is he blackmailed? What is wrong with him?'" she explained.

When pressed by Carlson about the "blackmail" claim, she admitted that she had "no idea" if it was true.

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"We don't know who Mike Johnson is anymore, so I can't comprehend it," she added.

On March 22, moments before the House voted on a $1.2 trillion federal spending package, Greene submitted a motion to vacate Johnson, arguing the bill is "a Democrat wish list that continues the border invasion, funds the weaponized government, and breaks our own conference rules."

Her biggest issue with Johnson is his willingness to work with Democrats by allowing aid for Ukraine to remain in the bill.

In a recent interview, Johnson shared that he understood Greene's frustration but argued that "we're sometimes going to get legislation that we don't like."

He went on to say he had plans to meet with her soon to discuss their differences, but Greene doesn't seem too interested in talking.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaking to reporters after filing her motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson in Washington DC on March 13, 2024.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaking to reporters after filing her motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson in Washington DC on March 13, 2024.  © Anna Moneymaker / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Ever since Johnson floated the idea of speaking to Greene, the Georgia representative has continued to publicly criticize him in countless interviews and social media posts.

The same day as her interview with Carlson, she aired similar grievances to CNN, assuring the network that she is "not backing off at all."

"I'm not saying I have a red line or a trigger, and I'm not saying I don't have a red line or trigger – I think that's just where I'm at right now," she said.

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"But I'm going to tell you right now: Funding Ukraine is probably one of the most egregious things that he can do."

In an X post on Thursday, Greene shot back at critics who believe her motion could result in the House GOP losing their thin majority, arguing instead that Democrats will "vote to protect" Johnson.

"The Democrats love Mike Johnson so much, he is now their Speaker!!" she added.

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