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GOP House leaders discussing changing rules on removing speaker

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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Republican leaders in the House are having an ongoing discussion about possibly changing the requirements for removing the speaker from power, a source confirmed to NewsNation on Thursday.

The discussions involve making it so one person alone could no longer trigger a vote to oust a speaker. At this point, such a change is just being floated preliminarily, and no final decisions have been made yet, the source told NewsNation.

The discussions come as House Speaker Mike Johnson’s position is under threat by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. and Thomas...

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