House Dems will protect Speaker Johnson from potential ouster

by ian

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) has found unlikely allies in the fight against Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s efforts to recall him as speaker.

House Democrats said yesterday that they would vote against Johnson’s recall–effectively killing Rep. Greene’s motion to vacate the speakership. Democrats said their goal is to turn the page on this chapter of “Pro-Putin Republican obstruction,” referring to Greene’s earlier opposition to a bipartisan foreign aid bill.

The statement also said that Democrats will continue to push back against “MAGA extremism.” But the Democrat endorsement only added fuel to the fire as Greene used the endorsement as an additional justification for Johnson’s recall.

It remains to be seen whether the fiery Republican representative will call a vote on the issue.