Ted Cruz Attacks Marjorie Taylor Greene

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) effort to have Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) removed from his position, arguing that these attempts were “silly.” 

On Thursday during an appearance on RealClear Politics’s radio show, Cruz argued that he believed these efforts are “silly.” He continued by noting that it was “counterproductive” as Johnson is a strong conservative who has been handed a near “impossible task.” As he pointed out he only has a two-vote majority in the House, which means that the moment any three House GOP members are not present then their majority is immediately gone. 

Cruz noted Greene’s efforts, which were first started in March and are likely to hit the House floor next week, that they are likely to cause “chaos.” He added that this could effectively give the Democratic Party members control. 

Cruz pointed out that the attempts to have Johnson ousted are going to increase the odds of chaos and of the Democrats gaining control. He added that there was no chance that this would lead to a more conservative speaker than Johnson being elected, and ultimately it was going to be extremely unhelpful to the United States.

Greene’s plan has already received two endorsements from Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). Greene has also argued that it is important to see how lawmakers will vote on Johnson’s ousting. Greene is not alone in feeling disappointed about Johnson’s performance, with some hard-line Republican members feeling the same way.

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