Speaker Johnson Downplays Attempts to Have Him Ousted

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(FeaturedNews.com) – Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., argued that despite the efforts to have him ousted from his position he was intending to continue being the GOP’s leader in the House for the next Congress. 

On Wednesday, Johnson stated during an interview with The Hill that during his time as Speaker, his record has earned him the position of speaker for another two years if the GOP manages to maintain its slim majority.

As he told Newsnation, it was his duty to take charge and do the things that his colleagues have put him in place to do. He added that he has big plans for the United States and Congress and would continue to serve for as long as he is effective. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has for the last few weeks been threatening Johnson with a motion to vacate after he failed to implement a conservative agenda. On Wednesday, Greene stated that next week she would be filing a motion against Johnson and argued that the Speaker with his move had funded the Washington, D.C., status quo and that they were intending to continue going in the same way. 

Johnson pointed out that his aspirations to continue being the Speaker rely on his party winning the November election. In 2022, it had been predicted that the GOP would be able to win the House with a healthy majority, however, they only managed to escape a small majority which has since shrunk because of several early retirements. Despite this, Johnson has argued that he continues to be optimistic about his party winning the House again. 

He also stated that he believes former President Donald Trump would win back the White House and that they would also be able to win the Senate. 

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