Speaker Johnson Betrays Republicans, Sides With Democrats

Daily Report April 20,2024

In what many House Republicans describe as an unprecedented move, House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) turned against his fellow GOP lawmakers.

According to Breitbart News, Johnson on Thursday joined with his Democrat counterpart to pass a rule for the foreign aid package. The move, which several Republican lawmakers have kicked against, is Johnson’s joint effort with House Democrats to grant Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan more foreign aid.

Several Republicans, including Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), blasted Johnson’s move, with Massie calling it “unprecedented.”

“Unprecedented: Speaker Johnson plans to pass the rule for the $100 billion foreign aid package using Democrats on the Rules Committee. Is he working for Democrats or Republicans now?” Massie wrote on X. “This is the Uniparty’ reveal.’”

Massie, who sits on the House Rules Committee, has signed on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) motion to remove Johnson as speaker.

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) condemned Johnson’s move, adding that it gives Democrats political cover for their open border policy.

“Make the Democrats vote on Israel and piss off one of their constituencies,” Vance wrote. “Make the Democrats vote for Biden’s open border or not. Or fight for real border security. This is the ‘give Dems everything they want including political cover’ option. Just completely insane.”

Greene slammed Johnson, adding that the speaker’s move was a ploy to get Democrats to help him save his speakership.

“Proof that Speaker Johnson is negotiating with AOC and Democrats to give them everything they want,” Greene wrote on X. “He’s making a deal with Democrats to save his speakership by changing the threshold on the Motion to Vacate. Mike Johnson = Democrat Speaker (Nancy Pelosi)”

More Republicans are now signing on to Greene’s motion to oust Johnson. Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) on Friday announced that he would be open to supporting the bill.

“My position is that I’m open,” Crane said. “I’m not going to tell you guys what I’m going to do. And we’ll see if that materializes. We’ll see if the trigger is pulled on this. That won’t be up to me. But I’m definitely frustrated, like a lot of the conference and a lot of the American people.”

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