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Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to vacate House Speaker Mike Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stunned House lawmakers in a Friday vote by filing a motion to vacate to Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), a source told The Post.

Greene made the move as the House prepared to pass a partial government spending bill to avert a looming midnight shutdown — and less than five months after House Republicans ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for passing an earlier federal funding measure.

Another source told The Post that Greene would have to announce her motion at one of the chamber’s microphones and was likely to get gaveled away from it beforehand.

Hardline House Republicans erupted at Johnson for dropping the 1,012-page bill in the early hours of Thursday morning — less than 48 hours before the partial government shutdown on March 22 — but had played coy when asked by the press whether the move would prompt the speaker’s ouster.

Eight Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted with every House Democrat to oust McCarthy on Oct. 3 and the former speaker resigned from Congress two months later.

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