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House rebels ignore Trump as Johnson faces ouster threat

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Mike Johnson (R-LA) hoped Donald Trump could head off a brewing effort to remove him as House speaker. 

But he is learning the limits of the former president’s power in an unruly and divided House where even a single Republican defection could prove fatal to his early speakership.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who is weighing a motion to oust Johnson, appeared unfazed by his pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago on Friday, where Trump gave the speaker his vote of confidence and called the move a distraction.

“Well, it’s unfortunate that people bring it up because we...

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