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Marjorie Taylor Greene asserts that Democrats wish for Trump to be ‘dead’ in a letter about the motion to remove Speaker Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Rome Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) laid out the case for removing Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) from his position in a new letter to colleagues.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Pens Scathing Letter About Speaker Johnson's Leadership

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) laid out the case for removing Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) from his position in a new letter to colleagues.

In the lengthy message released on Tuesday, Greene accused Democrats of pursuing a “death sentence” against Donald Trump and Johnson of doing nothing to stop it.

Greene mainly took issue with Johnson’s support of a $1.2 trillion spending package that was passed to avoid a government shutdown. Greene said there was no time to add amendments, let alone reading the major legislation before a vote was called.

The congresswoman accused Johnson of supporting President Joe Biden’s agenda on a number of points through the bill, including fully funding Special Counsel Jack Smith’s “with hunt” against Trump, meaning the dozens of indictments the former president is facing over accusations he mishandled classified documents, conspiracy, and more.

“If convicted, this would be a death sentence for President Trump,” Greene wrote in her letter. “A death sentence for President Trump is precisely what the Democrats want. They want him dead, and our power of appropriations could have stopped it, but Speaker Johnson didn’t even try.”

Read my full letter to my colleagues detailing why I filed a motion to vacate Speaker Johnson.

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— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 9, 2024

It’s unclear exactly how Greene believes Johnson could have stopped funding for Smith’s prosecutorial efforts. Such a cut in funding would eventually need the signature of the president.

Greene previously filed a resolution to vacate Johnson, but described it as a “pink slip” with no immediate timeframe for a vote.

Keeping with Johnson’s current leadership efforts, Greene wrote in her new letter, is a path of continued “self-inflicted destruction” for the Republican Party.

“If these actions by the leader of our conference continue, then we are not a Republican Party — we are a uniparty that is hellbent on remaining on the path of self-inflicted destruction,” she wrote.

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