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The Democrats are appeasing Mike Johnson

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The leader of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, seems to be sitting safely for the time being. The top Democrats in the Assembly won’t go along with an effort by Republican rebels to oust him. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 30.04.2024 19:14:47

War and conflicts: The former leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, was ousted when the Democrats joined with eight Republicans and voted for a motion of no confidence.

Johnson has received strong criticism from some Republican representatives after he took a $95 billion aid package to America’s allies up for consideration. Aid to Ukraine made up the largest part of the amount.

If Democrats agree to a no-confidence motion, it only takes the support of a handful of Republicans to oust Johnson. However, leading Democrats deny that it is relevant.

“At this moment, now that our national security work is complete, the time has come to end this chapter of vilification by Putin-supporting Republicans,” said a statement from the three leading Democrats in the Assembly, Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark and Pete Aguilar.

They say an effort by Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to have Johnson ousted will fail.

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