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Tue Apr 16, 2024, 08:39 PM Apr 16

Democrats Told CNN's Manu Raju They Will 'Save' Mike Johnson [View all]

Mike Johnson’s new plan has not been formally released yet, even as the speaker is trying to push it. And then what do those conservatives do? What do Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie do? Do they actually call for that vote? They can do that. And they could force a vote within two legislative days. And then what will Democrats do? Will they actually save Johnson? There are some members of the House Democratic Caucus who have told me that they, in fact, will save Mike Johnson, especially if you move down the way they want him to move on Ukraine aid in particular.

So a key moment here for the speaker and the Republican majority, which is devolving into bitter infighting and chaos now threatening the second speaker after the first speaker, Kevin McCarthy, was ousted last fall in unprecedented fashion. Never before in American history has a speaker been kicked out by his own colleagues. Could the second speaker have to be kicked out? And now that is is an open question. Is Mike Johnson’s speakership now imperiled?

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