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Rage Grows Toward Speaker Mike Johnson
Speaker Mike Johnson has already angered House conservatives, and his theocratic ideas have Democrats turning away.
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House Conservatives Sour On MAGA Mike
Who outside of everyone not named Rep. Mike Johnson could have seen this coming?
Speaker Mike Johnson, in office for just a few weeks, hatched this plan to stagger funding deadlines for federal agencies in January and February.
However, this infuriated conservative Republicans who helped propel Johnson into the speaker’s chair only weeks ago. Just over half of the House GOP conference backed Johnson’s proposal on Tuesday, while Democrats overwhelmingly voted yes.
And on Wednesday, moderate and conservative House Republicans defeated the rule for the Commerce-Justice-Science funding bill, handing Johnson and other GOP leaders another stinging defeat even as members streamed out of the Capitol for the holiday recess.
The problem with Speaker Johnson’s ‘laddered CR’ was that it depended on House Republicans passing all 12 appropriations bills before the government funding deadline.
If Republicans don’t pass the appropriations bills, the rings of the laddered CR fall apart, and the plan collapses.
There are Republicans being quoted in mainstream media as saying that Mike Johnson never had a honeymoon period.
All of this should sound very familiar because the nation has been down this road just a blink of an eye ago.
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Mike Johnson Has Already Failed
Reps. Jim Jordan and James Comer are squawking about Biden's impeachment. Jordan has stated that they will start drafting articles of impeachment after Hunter Biden testifies.
Hunter Biden is likely to take the congressional subpoena to court, so who knows when or if he will ever testify, but it looks like Republicans want to move forward on impeachment early next year.
Mike Johnson is a supporter of Biden impeachment, so it is likely that he could save his skin for the moment by delivering on impeachment, but there remains no evidence that there are enough Republican votes in the House to impeach Joe Biden.
Speaker Johnson has already failed. Conservatives are turning on him, and if he can’t deliver on impeachment, he could suffer the same fate as Kevin McCarthy.
The Maga Mike era in the House has crashed and burned.
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