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  • 04.16.2024
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  • 04/16/2024

WASHINGTON — A second House Republican said he will support the effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson from power, pointing to the GOP leader’s handling of foreign aid for Ukraine and other U.S. allies.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who is a member of Johnson’s own Rules Committee, said he informed the speaker directly in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Tuesday that he is co-sponsoring the 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.

Source: CNBC
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