Lawmakers Erupt In Boos As Marjorie Taylor Greene Forces Vote To Oust Speaker Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) faced a wave of disapproval from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as she forced a vote to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday.

The moment Greene announced her motion to vacate the chair the House floor erupted into “deafening” boos according to the Georgia Republican.

“Inside that room, the boos were deafening,” Greene said on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast on Friday. “I mean, absolutely, deafening. That was all I could hear.”

Greene read a lengthy resolution outlining her disappointments with Johnson’s performance as speaker accusing him of prioritizing the Democratic agenda over the GOP’s policy. Some of her issues were with Johnson passing Ukraine aid, passing a warrantless reauthorization of the government’s chief spying power and blasting a last-minute spending package through the House.

While most lawmakers in the room groaned, jeered or laughed, some spoke up during Greene’s reading of her resolution. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) mockingly called for order saying, “Mr Speaker the house is not in order and it’s about to fall into chaos.”

The move ultimately failed on a landslide bipartisan vote but the reaction from lawmakers made it clear that Greene’s effort to oust Johnson was not well-received.