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Conservatives corner Mike Johnson in House floor confrontation

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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In a tense conversation on the House floor on Thursday, a group of conservatives pressured Speaker Mike Johnson to back off potential plans to make it harder to remove House speakers.

Why it matters: Johnson faces an imminent motion to vacate as he pushes through a foreign aid package that includes billions for Ukraine.

The House changed its rules this Congress to allow a single member to challenge the speaker's job with a motion to vacate.

One option being urged by Johnson allies is to change House rules in coming...

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