Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted as a “scolding hypocrite” for calling Mike Johnson a fake Christian

U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, speaks at Greenville County Republican Women's luncheon at Poinsett Club in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday, February. 22, 2024.
U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, speaks at Greenville County Republican Women's luncheon at Poinsett Club in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday, February. 22, 2024. Photo: MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been called the ultimate hypocrite for accusing Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) of not being a real Christian.

Greene is livid at Johnson for bringing a massive government spending bill to a vote since the bill did not contain a myriad of far-right provisions that House Republicans attempted to insert. The bill includes earmarks for programs and organizations that support LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights. The bill passed both houses of Congress and was signed by President Joe Biden on Saturday – narrowly avoiding a government shutdown.

Greene has since filed a motion to oust Johnson, who has only held the role for a few months after the Republican party ousted its former speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Many Republicans are worried that, should the motion succeed, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) could end up voted in as the new speaker.

She has also been loudly speaking out against Johnson, and in a recent post on X excoriated him: “you can’t follow Christ and fund full term abortion.” “Full-term abortion” does not happen. It refers to the point that the fetus can live outside of the birthing parent and is not legal anywhere in the United States.

Greene continued, “EVERY Republican in my conference that voted for the $1.2 TRILLION woke, trans ideology, DEI, Open Border Policy, abortion ABOMINATION omnibus that is upset with me, YOU should be outraged that your Speaker made you walk that plank for him in order to pay our military soldiers.”

She warned that Republicans better take her motion against Johnson seriously “and spend the necessary time planning and coming together for new leadership that will not serve the Uniparty, but instead holds firm to our convictions and the promises we make to the people who send us to represent them.”

Johnson has long hidden behind religion to justify his extreme anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs, but many were quick to point out that Greene – who has been accused of cheating on her now ex-husband and is also vehemently anti-LGBTQ+ – is the last person who should be calling out someone’s religious adherence.

Tabloids have accused her for years of cheating on her former husband with gym manager Justin Tway and another man named Craig Ivey. Congresswoman Greene called the rumors “ridiculous tabloid garbage spread by an avowed Communist,” and her ex-husband, Perry Greene, has not confirmed the rumors.

During an appearance on the right-wing news network Real America’s Voice, Greene justified her decision to bring more chaos into Congress by saying GOP representatives “walked the plank” for Johnson during an election year by having to vote on the spending bill.

Greene’s anger stems in part from the fact that the bill contained almost none of the over 40 anti-LGBTQ+ policy riders Republicans wanted and included funding for various organizations and programs that support LGBTQ+ people. One of those anti-LGBTQ+ riders would have barred TriCare, the military’s health care system, from reimbursing for gender-affirming care, while other riders banned various federal departments and agencies from having policies to protect LGBTQ+ workers.

Greene also shared a post on X from an account called “MJTruthUltra” that attacked the spending bill for providing small grants to LGBTQ+ projects, including $850,000 for an LGBTQ+ inclusive senior home and $400,000 for a youth homeless shelter that also provides clothes to trans kids. There are many such grants, or earmarks, in the bill – even Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who voted against the bill, got millions in earmarks for her district in the bill – but the account seemed to care more about those related to LGBTQ+ people than others.

Greene also refuted claims that her vendetta against Johnson could cause a Democrat to become speaker of the House. She instead blamed Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), who retired without time to hold special elections to fill their seats, leaving two previously held Republican seats vacant until 2025.

It’s unclear who Republicans might choose as Johnson’s replacement, seeing as Johnson was literally the fifth choice for Speaker.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who spearheaded McCarthy’s removal late last year, said that Jeffries could become the next speaker because of the Republicans’ slim House majority and infighting over party leadership.

Greene claimed on Real America’s Voice she would not be “irresponsible with this motion to vacate.”

Whenever the House formally recognizes Greene’s motion, it will have two days to consider whether to take action on it. 

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