Could GOP Speaker Johnson Be Next on the Chopping Block?

by

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., talks with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., before Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber, Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Arizona Republican Paul Gosar has aligned with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie on a bill to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson. The alliance, announced through a news release by Rep. Gosar, signals a growing shift within the party as he becomes the third member to support the ousting motion.

No immediate steps have been taken yet to bring the matter to a vote. The earliest Greene could attempt to push forward with the action is Saturday, with the House adjourning until then.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks at a campaign rally March 9, 2024, in Rome Ga. House Speaker Mike Johnson is at risk of being ousted. Greene filed a “motion to vacate” Friday, March 22, in the middle of a House vote on a $1.2 trillion package to keep the government open. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The drive to oust Johnson stems from dissatisfaction among some Republican conservatives, including Rep. Chip Roy, who are critical of Johnson relying on Democrats’ support to pass needed legislation, particularly concerning foreign aid, which they feel undermines GOP positions like border security.

Roy, vocal about his displeasure, has yet to declare outright support for the motion to vacate the speakership.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

advanced divider
advanced divider
Advertisement