On Wednesday, forty House Republicans voted against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest absurd tactic to delay the vote for the COVID-19 relief bill by calling motion to adjourn. The rejection from her fellow Republicans is yet another sign her party is growing increasingly frustrated with the QAnon congresswoman’s antics.
That figure was more than double the 18 Republicans who voted against her motion last week to end House business for the day.
Some of those Republicans who have bucked Greene and GOP leaders have correctly predicted that the number of “no” votes will only grow as Greene continues to force more of these votes for no particular reason, other than trying to get some attention.
They’ve complained that these unexpected votes, which do not appear on the House schedule, have disrupted constituent meetings and congressional hearings and have no purpose other than gumming up the floor.
“I’m just tired of it. We’re doing this every day, and there’s no point. So I’m just done playing,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said.
Like the other futile Greene votes, Wednesday’s motion to adjourn failed.
Greene said she was trying to stop Congress from passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, a “massive woke progressive Democrat wish list.” She also slammed her fellow Republicans and warned that those who crossed her would be seen as siding with the Democratic stimulus.
“We should do everything to stop it. Pay attention if Rs vote to adjourn. Or with the Dems,” Greene tweeted.
But Greene’s antics did little more than stall Biden’s relief bill for an hour or so. The Democratic-controlled House passed the sweeping and popular legislation. President Biden is expected to sign it soon.
Here are the 40 Republicans who voted with Democrats to proceed on the covid-19 relief bill:
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Steven Wayne Long
David B. McKinley