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New Motion Filed To OUST Speaker Mike Johnson — “I Am Not Resigning!”

Rep. Mike Johnson has been busy in his short time as Speaker of the House.

But he hasn’t been busy pleasing his base.

In less than six months into his new position of power, Speaker Johnson has refused to hold the Biden administration accountable for the border crisis, he has endlessly advocated funding Biden’s wars, and recently, he pushed for more warrantless spying on American citizens.

Some Republicans have finally had enough.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced a Motion to Vacate the speaker, and Rep. Thomas Massie has announced that he will cosponsor the bill.

Some wonder why Massie suddenly decided to cosponsor the bill, and his response was blunt.

In the meantime, Speaker Johnson says it’s just business as usual, nothing to worry about.

And he has absolutely no plans to resign.

While Johnson remains defiant, he may have more support than some may think.

It’s just not support from his side of the aisle, which is fairly telling.

One thing the House Republicans should consider is this could go badly for them if they’re not careful.

With any luck, this won’t be a repeat of the fiasco that followed McCarthy’s ousting. The narrowly controlled Republican majority in the house needs a leader who has their thumb on the pulse of the base.

No matter what follows, removing Johnson as speaker is the only way to make that happen, as he is clearly unwilling to do that.

NBC News has more on the recently filed motion to oust the speaker:

A second House Republican said he will support an effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson from power over his handling of foreign aid for Ukraine and other issues.

Rep. Thomas Massie, of Kentucky, who is a member of Johnson’s own Rules Committee, said he informed the speaker directly in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday that he is co-sponsoring a resolution offered by far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., to remove Johnson, R-La., from the top job.

“He should pre-announce his resignation (as Boehner did), so we can pick a new Speaker without ever being without a GOP speaker,” Massie wrote on X, referring to former GOP Speaker John Boehner, who resigned in the middle of his term in 2015 while facing a similar conservative rebellion from Massie and others.

In addition to objections over Ukraine aid, Massie also faulted Johnson for pushing through a massive government funding package this year and passing a bill to renew a controversial FISA spying tool last week.

“He’s going for the trifecta, the Triple Crown,” the Kentucky congressman said.

“There are people riding him like a horse here. They don’t care if the horse collapses,” Massie added. “I do because it’s going to throw our conference into turmoil.”


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