Back in October—as in simply three months in the past—House Republicans ousted Kevin McCarthy from his gig as Speaker, and changed him with Mike Johnson after a number of very embarrassing weeks. So the concept the identical group of lawmakers would flip round and provides their new Speaker the heave-ho two seconds after giving him the job would appear, to most individuals, insane. But apparently, the far proper has no problem with that!
On Wednesday, 13 ultraconservatives tanked an try by Johnson to avert a authorities shutdown, blocking a procedural step in protest of a deal the Speaker struck with Senate majority chief Chuck Schumer for $1.66 trillion in spending this yr. Leaving a convention assembly, Representative Warren Davidson instructed reporters, “I’m not going to sit in there and listen to that drivel because [Johnson] has no plans to do anything except surrender.” Asked if Johnson must be faraway from his management function, Davidson responded, “He should have never been hired.” And it could appear he’s not the one one who feels that manner.
Earlier within the week, Representative Chip Roy refused to verify that Johnson’s job is protected:
Later, he mentioned firing Johnson was “on the table.” On Thursday, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene confirmed the Speaker dangers shedding his job.