41 House Republicans voted against Marjorie Taylor Greene’s effort to delay the passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill.
Greene said on Wednesday that she made a motion to adjourn to stop Congress from passing the “woke progressive Democrat wish list.” She made it clear that Republicans can either vote with her to adjourn or side with Democrats.
Her motion to adjourn Congress for the day to block the passage of COVID relief failed by a bigger margin than her previous motions, 235-149.
Though Republicans sided with Democrats to kill Greene’s motion, it is not expected that any Republican will vote with Democrats to pass the relief bill. Their vote was out of frustration with Greene and her antics.
Since she was stripped of committee duties last month, Greene started to force futile procedural votes to adjourn the House each day, and her antics are starting to anger people in her own party.
“It’s a senseless thing that doesn’t really provide for productive results in the Congress,” Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) told the Hill last week. “All it does is disrupt the organization of the day when you’re trying to meet with constituents when you have to come vote for something that’s not going to pass.”
“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 after having to vote for another one of Greene’s failed motion to adjourn last week.
The COVID relief bill is expected to pass on a party line on Wednesday for President Biden to sign later in the evening.