MTG Slams House Speaker Johnson As ‘Owned By Democrats’ After Surviving Ouster Bid

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continues to take aim at House Speaker Mike Johnson even after her failed attempt to remove him from power last week. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” Greene blasted Johnson as “owned by the Democrats” pointing to the fact that it was Democratic votes that saved him from meeting the same fate as his predecessor Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“When I called the motion to vacate it wasn’t Republicans that saved Mike Johnson it was Democrats that saved Mike Johnson” Greene told host Maria Bartiromo. She argued that the support of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) both key figures in the impeachment efforts against President Trump spoke volumes about Johnson’s true allegiances.

Greene also criticized Johnson for refusing to defund Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigations into Trump which she views as another betrayal. “Mike Johnson is owned by the Democrats and refuses to protect President Trump even though he runs down to Mar-a-Lago every chance he gets and hugs him as tightly as possible” she said suggesting Johnson’s embrace of the former president is insincere.

The Georgia firebrand further slammed Johnson for capitulating to Democrats on issues like Ukraine funding. His willingness to compromise has earned him praise from House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) whom Johnson called “a good man” in a recent podcast appearance.

“Last week the Democrats proved me right when they voted to save Mike Johnson as the Uniparty Speaker” Greene wrote on X. “The Americans who gave us a majority want a GOP who will FIGHT to stop the Democrats’ radical agenda including Biden’s weaponized DOJ against President Trump.”

She added “Mike Johnson refuses to do that and just keeps handing over everything the Democrats want. When Nancy Pelosi supports a ‘Republican’ Speaker something is very wrong.”

Former Speaker McCarthy also weighed in criticizing his successor for relying on Democratic support. “If you can’t sustain being speaker by your own majority should you sustain it? No” he said. The ongoing tensions between Johnson and his party’s right flank underscore the challenges of leading a fractious GOP majority in the House.