'She is ridiculous': Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed as she accuses Mike Johnson of 'completely surrendering' on border security

'She is ridiculous': Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed as she accuses Mike Johnson of 'completely surrendering' on border security
Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) attacked Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La), accusing him of capitulating to Democrats on border security (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: In a mounting feud within Republican ranks, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has launched scathing attacks against Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), accusing him of capitulating to Democrats on border security, potentially jeopardizing public safety.

The rift between Greene and Johnson intensified following Johnson's endorsement of a government spending deal with President Biden, which lacked stringent border security measures demanded by conservatives.

Greene's Critique of Johnson's Border Security Stance

Greene's discontent reached a boiling point as Congress geared up for a heated debate over military funding for Ukraine. Notably, Greene amplified her opposition to the aid package for Ukraine, vowing to exert pressure on Johnson to prevent its passage.

Her discontent was palpable as she lambasted Johnson for allegedly forsaking the fight against Biden's border policies, which she deemed responsible for facilitating violent crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally.

"If Speaker Johnson gives another $60 billion to the defense of Ukraine’s border after he FULLY FUNDED Biden’s deadly open border, the cruel joke would be on the American people," Greene articulated on X, formerly known as Twitter, with a pointed reference to the ongoing debate and the April 1 date. "And it won’t be April Fools."



 

She further criticized Johnson for what she perceived as a failure to staunchly oppose Biden's border policies, which she argued had dire consequences. “Speaker Johnson completely surrendered all power we had in the House to stop horrendous crimes like child rape by illegals when he fully funded Biden’s deadly open border without a fight,” Greene wrote.



 

Johnson's Defense

Johnson, on the other hand, defended his negotiations with Democrats as a pragmatic approach to governance in a polarized political landscape.

“These are not the perfect pieces of legislation that you and I and Marjorie would draft if we had the ability to do it differently,” Johnson told Fox News’s 'Sunday Night in America With Trey Gowdy.' “But with the smallest margin in U.S. history, we’re sometimes going to get legislation that we don’t like.”

Despite their differences, Johnson indicated ongoing discussions with Greene, both via text and scheduled in-person meetings upon Congress's return from recess.



 

The rift between Greene and Johnson has been festering since Johnson's endorsement of the spending deal with Biden, which saw over half of the GOP conference voting against it.

Greene, not one to shy away from confrontation, even introduced a resolution to remove Johnson from power, although she hasn't yet forced a vote on the matter. However, her recent attacks on Johnson suggest a looming showdown if she deems his handling of the Ukraine debate unsatisfactory.

As the Ukraine aid package looms large on the legislative agenda, Johnson faces challenges in navigating internal Republican divisions and countering Democratic opposition. He plans to introduce a more conservative House version of the aid package, coupled with demands for border security provisions, according to The Hill.

Meanwhile, Johnson cautioned against internal Republican strife, warning that such discord would only embolden Democrats ahead of critical elections.

“I think all of my other Republican colleagues recognize this as a distraction from our mission,” Johnson told Gowdy. “The mission is to save the republic. And the only way we can do that is if we grow the House majority, win the Senate, and win the White House. So we don’t need any dissension right now.”

Social Media Backlash

Critics of Greene slammed her on social media following her comments about Johnson.

"She needs to go away," one posted on X.

"She is a ridiculous joke of a human being," another fumed.

"She’s surrendered to her crazy side. All the MAGA want to gripe about party unity and they are the first ones to try and punish whomever they aren’t happy with," someone else chimed in.

"When are you Republicans going to STOP fighting among yourselves!!" another reacted.



 



 



 



 

 

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