A number of Republicans crossed the aisle on Wednesday to side with Democrats after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) forced a third vote on adjourning the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a protest on Wednesday, Greene called for the House to be adjourned, forcing members to return to the chamber to cast votes for the third time in the span of several days.
Washington Post correspondent Paul Kane noted that Republicans are getting "ticked off" at the repeated stunts.
According to Kane, all Republicans voted with Greene on her first attempt to adjourn the House. But by the third vote on Wednesday, at least 18 Republican lawmakers had defected.
"She's increasingly irritating folks in her own conference," Kane explained. "Which, of course, she is fine with doing, she doesn't care."
Actually, looks as if it was 18 House Rs voting against @mtgreenee in today's vote. I'll get the vote link a little later when it's available and post it. She's increasingly irritating folks in her own conference. Which, of course, she is fine with doing, she doesn't care.
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) March 3, 2021
182-222: GA GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to adjourn the House for the day to protest over upcoming votes on the Democrats' election and police reform bills was defeated with 18 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting No. pic.twitter.com/TAJF3Bm8o1
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 3, 2021
For the third time in a matter of several days, Marjorie Taylor Greene forcing vote on a motion to adjourn the House, a protest vote that bogs down the floor and forces members to return to the chamber to vote
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 3, 2021