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A Trumpist elected official launches impeachment proceedings against the Speaker of the House

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene (above) leaves a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

France Media Agency in Washington

Posted at 6:21 p.m. Updated at 6:34 p.m.

  • United States

An elected official from the American hard right, Marjorie Taylor Greene, formally initiated on Wednesday a doomed motion to impeach the Republican President of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson.

The parliamentarian, very close to Donald Trump, wants at all costs to oust this Congress official, a member of her party, because of his support for American aid to Ukraine.

She accuses the boss of “treason”.

Support for kyiv has been the subject of very lively debates in the American Congress, with many Republicans calling for no more funds to be released to the country, at war with Russia.

After months of procrastination and pressure from Democrats and allies around the world, Republican leader Mike Johnson finally supported the package – attracting the wrath of the hard right.

Any elected official of the House of Representatives can file a motion to impeach its president.

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However, it is very unlikely that Mike Johnson will ultimately be dismissed, the Democratic leadership having announced that it would exceptionally vote, with moderate Republicans, to keep the leader in office.

Donald Trump has not spoken publicly in favor of this motion.

This saga has a real air of déjà vu.

The former “speaker” of the House, Kevin McCarthy, had been impeached only a few months ago in a very similar: he was accused by a small group of Trumpists of having reached a “secret deal” with the Democrats on Ukraine, in the middle of budget negotiations.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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