Exclusive—Lee Rizzuto: MTG Put America First by Seeking to Oust Speaker Johnson

Exclusive—Lee Rizzuto: MTG Put America First by Seeking to Oust Speaker Johnson


Last Wednesday, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (aka MTG) brought a vote to the floor of the U.S. House to remove Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). The vote failed, but it took the support of nearly the entire Democratic Caucus to reject the motion.

And why did the House Democrats come to the aid of a Republican speaker? To answer that, you just need to look at what has occurred since Mike Johnson became speaker just six months ago. Not long after the celebrations of Johnson’s appointment, signs quickly began to emerge that this Republican from Louisiana was no longer a staunch conservative.

The first significant test was the House vote on a stopgap funding bill, just three weeks after Johnson became speaker. When

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