Johnson moves to bury the hatchet with MTG after failed ouster: 'I don't hold grudges'

Following Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's failed effort to remove Mike Johnson from leadership of the lower chamber of Congress, the speaker of the House appears eager to move on and repair his relationship with the conservative firebrand.

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to table Greene's motion to vacate in a 359-43 vote, with only 11 Republicans backing the effort. Greene had brought the challenge in March citing Johnson's support for a $1.2 trillion "minibus" spending package.

"I don’t hold grudges. I’ve got to work with everybody. I told her last night before she left the floor, 'let’s move on, Marjorie,'" Johnson said of the matter on Thursday during an appearance on Fox News. He remained somewhat vague on her response to his overture.

The feud between the two saw them trade public jabs, with Greene accusing Johnson of a "total surrender" to the Democrats, while Johnson in turn said Greene was not "proving to be" a serious legislator.

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