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House Republicans won't move forward with vote to remove Johnson as speaker today, Greene says

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., leaves the U.S. Capitol after introducing a motion to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, from office on Friday, March 22, 2024.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will let her fellow House Republicans hear from their constituents before deciding whether to move forward with a vote to impeach Speaker Mike Johnson.

Greene made the comments to a group of reporters broadcast by CNN after the House passed four bills in a Saturday session. Three of the bills were to help Taiwan, Ukraine and Israel and the fourth approved a possible ban on TikTok if its parent company, China's ByteDance, does not sell it.

Greene listed several reasons why she believes Johnson should not be president, but also said she wants to be “responsible” and not call for Johnson to resign before gaining enough support.

“I don't support Mike Johnson, he's already lost,” Greene told reporters.

Greene introduced a motion for a vote to force Johnson to vacate the president's seat in March, but no further action has been taken since.

Greene also chastised House members for cheering and waving Ukrainian flags after that specific bill passed. President Johnson, who also spoke to reporters after the vote, expressed a similar sentiment.

“We should only fly one flag in the House of Representatives, and I think we know what it is,” Johnson said.

The bills will now move to the Senate, where Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. DY, has hinted that it could be Tuesday. If passed, the bill would go to President Joe Biden.

— CNBC's Rebecca Picciotto contributed to this report.

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