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Allison Robbert

Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) walks to votes at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) on Sunday railed on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for continuing to push for a vote to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) from his position, saying she is “not acting in the best interests of President Trump.”

“I don’t want to predict what she will or won’t do. She’s pretty much operating on her own, with one or two others who have expressed support for what she’s doing. She doesn’t lead anyone,” Good, the chair of the House Freedom Caucus, said in an interview on NewsNation’s “The Hill Sunday.”

“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. And she holds, you know, a personal animosity towards anyone she deems responsible for the former Speaker not being in place, except for the former speaker, and she holds resentment to those in the Freedom Caucus who removed her from the Freedom Caucus.”

Good repeated his criticism of Johnson, saying he does not support his actions as Speaker but does not think now is the time to have a battle over the Speaker of the House.

“I think we ought to have a speaker contest in November. I don’t think Speaker Johnson can win that. I don’t support the work that he’s done over the last six months, but we need to do the right thing for President Trump’s reelection, for expanding the House Majority and winning back the Senate,” Good added.

Greene has long criticized Good, who backed the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and initially supported Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over Trump in the GOP presidential primary this year. Good has since endorsed Trump.

Greene filed her motion to vacate a month ago to protest the Speaker’s handling of Ukraine aid, government spending and reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Republicans have been dreading the moment she forces a vote on the resolution. The Georgia Republican announced Wednesday she would move this week to bring it to the floor.

Only two House Republicans have publicly backed her effort, and she’s not finding any more support among the ranks of Senate conservatives, many of whom believe Johnson is the right person to steer the conference and that a leadership change today would be political malpractice.

Good cast doubt on whether Greene would actually move forward this week with the motion to oust Johnson.

“I have no idea what she may or may not do,” he said, adding “I doubt” she moves forward with the motion “because I think she’s been hearing as the rest of us have, back in our districts, that the time to have a speaker battle is in November after the election.”

“Let’s focus on expanding the House majority, winning back the Senate, reelecting President Trump,” he said.

The Hill has reached out to Greene for a response.


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