RNC Chair Calls for Party Unity as Greene’s Motion to Vacate Looms

RNC Chair Calls for Party Unity as Greene’s Motion to Vacate Looms

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Michael Whatley urged for party unity amidst Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) threatening to push for a vote to remove Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

In an interview with NBC News, Whatley emphasized the need for unity within the party to achieve goals like flipping the Senate and expanding the House majority. “We’re not going to do that if we’re not unified,” Whatley stated.

He emphasized the importance of Republicans understanding the significance of the upcoming election cycle and being on the same page as the party moves forward.

Greene's intention to force a vote on her motion to vacate resolution against Johnson has raised concerns among some Republicans. They fear such a move could disrupt House operations and portray the party as ineffective just ahead of an election.

Greene introduced her motion to remove Johnson from his position over a month ago. Her recent action signals an escalation of her efforts, requiring the House to consider the measure within two legislative days after she activates her motion.

Critically, Greene has criticized Johnson for collaborating with Democrats on key legislation, such as government funding, aid for Ukraine, and surveillance powers reauthorization. She accused Johnson of betraying conservative principles and warned that his continued leadership would discourage Republican voter turnout in November, potentially leading to Democratic control of the House next year.

Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, voiced his disagreement with Greene's approach in a Sunday interview, stating, “She’s not acting in the best interests of President Trump. I don’t think this is a good move six months before an election. She’s always been about herself primarily.”

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