Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) efforts to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was joined by another House Republican, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Shortly after Johnson surrendered operational control of the House to Democrats on Friday, Gosar declared his intention to join Greene’s motion for Johnson to vacate the chair.

The last straw for Gosar was Johnson’s decision on Friday, which saw him surrender the leverage House Republicans have to pass border security legislation and set the stage for a foreign aid package for Ukraine.

In Gosar’s statement in which he announced his support for Geene’s motion, he said, “Nearly 11 million illegal aliens have crossed our southern border in the past three years. My congressional district in Arizona, ground zero for the invasion, is getting pummeled by the surge of lawbreakers. These illegal aliens have brought violent crime, deadly drugs, human trafficking and are depleting resources and services meant for U.S. citizens. In fact, every state has become a border state. Communities across the country are being ravaged, families are being destroyed and Americans in need are being ignored.”

“Congress cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the consequence of Biden’s disastrous open border policies, nor can it idly wait for Biden to halt this invasion through executive fiat. Congress has the responsibility to solve this crisis. Yet rather than spending the resources to secure our southern border and combating the invasion of 11 million illegals and despite repeated promises there would be no additional money going to Ukraine without first securing our border, the United States House of Representatives, under the direction of the Speaker, is on the verge of sending another $61 billion to further draw America into an endless and purposeless war in Ukraine,” he continued.

The Arizona Republican then revealed that he has “added my name in support of the motion to vacate the Speaker. “

Pointing out that border security “cannot be an afterthought,” Gosar called for “a Speaker who puts America first rather than bending to the reckless demands of the warmongers, neo-cons and the military industrial complex making billions from a costly and endless war half a world away.”

Earlier this week, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) joined Greene’s effort, telling Johnson to resign willingly or face a removal like former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

Massie also made the case on X that if Johnson decides to resign and pre-announces his resignation, the House can avoid being without a GOP Speaker like they did with McCarthy, as they can select a new Speaker before he leaves.