Speaker Johnson not stepping down as another Republican calls for ouster

by Renata

House Republicans are still threatening to remove Mike Johnson as Speaker.

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie said he would co-sponsor a motion to oust Johnson. Massie’s decision would tag onto Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s earlier efforts to vacate the speakership.

Massie believes the motion will be called and Johnson will lose more votes than former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. But the conservative Christian isn’t backing down. Johnson called the motion “absurd” when he said he is just trying to do his job.