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  • Imperiled Speaker Johnson Needs Dems’ Help to Pass Rule for Foreign Aid Vote as Motion to Vacate Gains Steam

    04/16/2024 12:07:50 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-24 | Nick Gilbertson
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who faces ramped-up threats of a motion to vacate, will not have enough Republican votes for a rule to merge separate foreign aid bills for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine, meaning he will need to turn to Democrats for help. Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) both announced Tuesday morning that they are against the rule. Biggs said he supported Johnson’s initial plan “announced in conference to allow the House to vote on the various aid packages separately. But his since-announced intent to merge them together before sending them to the Senate is...
  • Speaker Johnson to Meet Rep. Greene Following Motion to Vacate

    04/01/2024 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Bobbyvotes · 65 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 4/1/2024 (April Fool's day) | Aaron Pan
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said he exchanged text messages with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on March 31 and planned to discuss spending and reforms with Ms. Greene this week.
  • Kevin McCarthy predicts Republicans won’t oust their speaker again: ‘Very best job he can’

    03/24/2024 12:37:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/24/2024 | Ryan King
    Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted Sunday that House Republicans won’t attempt to dethrone his replacement during this session of Congress. Last Friday, firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) dangled a motion to depose Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Friday, but framed that resolution as a warning. “Speaker Johnson is doing the very best job he can. It’s a difficult situation,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I do not think they could do it again.”
  • MTG chatting with the floor staff, just handed a piece of paper with a resolution to the parliamentarian staff. [Vacate the Chair]

    03/22/2024 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress ^ | 10:07 AM · Mar 22, 2024 | JakeSherman
    Jake Sherman @JakeSherman 🚨BREAKING NEWS -- MTG chatting with the floor staff, just handed a piece of paper with a resolution to the parliamentarian staff. She threatened earlier to file a motion to vacate.... @bresreports and I just witnessed it. 10:07 AM · Mar 22, 2024 · 320.5K Views
  • Speaker Mike Johnson will Invite Israel's PM Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/22/2024 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2024 | Karen Townsend
    Speaker of the House Mike Johnson says he plans to invite Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. What better way for Netanyahu to counter Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's completely inappropriate and disgraceful speech he delivered that encouraged Israel to hold an election while Israel is at war? Schumer most likely delivered that speech at President Biden's request. Biden doesn't have the nerve to be honest about his feelings about Netanyahu. He likes to point to several decades of friendship but privately he is stabbing Netanyahu and Israel in the back. Israel has a...
  • Payback: Kevin McCarthy Planning 'Revenge Operation' Against Those Who Ousted Him

    02/01/2024 9:39:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/01/2024 | Ben Kew
    Former Congressman Kevin McCarthy is said to be undertaking a "revenge operation" against those who ended his tenure as Speaker of the House. McCarthy was voted out of the speakership last October by a slim margin after a handful of Republicans sided with Democrats in supporting a motion to vacate.Now, according to a report from Politico, McCarthy is reportedly plotting his revenge against the eight Republican lawmakers he believes betrayed him. The outlet reported:A top McCarthy ally, Brian O. Walsh, is overseeing an attempt to recruit primary challengers to take on members of the infamous “Gaetz Eight” — the Capitol’s...
  • Donald Trump endorses challenger to Republican Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan

    01/30/2024 12:29:36 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 1/30/24 | Zach Despart
    Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed a primary challenger to Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, the latest development in a race that has become a referendum on the power of the far-right faction of the state Republican Party. On the social media platform Truth Social, Trump announced his support for former Orange County Republican Party chair David Covey in the House District 21 race. “David is an America First Conservative who will Secure the Border, Restore Election Integrity, Protect our Families and Military/Vets, and Defend our under siege Second Amendment.” Trump criticized Phelan for supporting the impeachment of his...
  • Alas! Speaker Johnson Folds Like A Cheap Suit To Democrats’ Spending Increases

    01/10/2024 11:00:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/11/2024 | Christopher Jacobs
    Republicans had significant leverage to demand spending concessions from Democrats but let them increase spending in the latest deal anyway.With “friends” like Mike Johnson, do conservatives really need enemies?That question, harsh as it sounds, should echo in the minds of individuals and groups who want to restrain Washington’s inflation-causing spending. The agreement House Speaker Johnson cut with Democrats over the weekend would actually raise spending compared to what would happen under the status quo. That additional spending binge might constitute the kind of change Democrats believe in, but it shouldn’t persuade fellow Republicans to sign off on this ill-conceived plan.Debt...
  • Mike Johnson Backtracks, CAVES TO DEEP STATE, Democrats on Slipping FBI Spy Power Reauthorization into Defense Bill

    12/06/2023 4:47:45 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/2023 | Sean Moran
    Speaker Mike Johson (R-LA) backtracked and caved to the deep state and Democrats, moving to slip a deep state authorization into the defense bill. Reports say that congressional leaders, including Johnson, agreed to put an extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill would extend Section 702 until April 19. This frustrated many conservatives, including those who were supposed to be instrumental in crafting the final texts for the NDAA. Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) released a video statement after she said that leadership asked conferees, which includes...
  • ‘Clean Shot To The Kidney’ — McCarthy And GOP Rep Who Voted To Oust Him Get Into Heated Altercation After Closed-Door Meeting

    11/14/2023 9:21:23 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2023 | Henry Rodgers
    Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett, who voted to oust McCarthy as Speaker, got into a heated altercation after a closed-door GOP meeting. As McCarthy and Burchett were leaving the closed-door meeting, McCarthy reportedly bumped into the back of Burchett, to which the Tennessee Republican responded by saying “Hey Kevin, have some guts” and also called him a “jerk.” “I was doing an interview with Claudia from NPR, a lovely lady and when she was asking me a question and at that time I got elbowed in the back. And it kind of caught...
  • Gaveled Out:Return of the People's House 2023|Full HD Short Film

    11/11/2023 1:59:53 AM PST · by skr · 6 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Nov. 10, 2023 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    Short film, 13:07, about removing Speaker McCarthy. Also on Rumble at http://rumble.com/v3uvnud-gaveled-out-return-of-the-peoples-house-2023-full-hd-short-film.html
  • To Understand Speaker Mike Johnson, Look To Small-Town Louisiana

    11/09/2023 9:07:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/09/2023 | Darlene McCormick Sanchez
    In the classic American film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," an idealistic leader appointed to the U.S. Senate finds himself in a tangle of political corruption and intrigue as he struggles to do what's best for the people.(Illustration by The Epoch Times, Getty Images, Freepik, Shutterstock, Bobby Sanchez for The Epoch Times)Mr. Smith, played by actor Jimmy Stewart in the 1939 film, arrives at Congress from an unnamed Western state after the death of an incumbent senator. Initially, he's unaware of the dishonest actions of some of his new congressional colleagues, and his inexperience leads the press to take advantage...
  • Claim that Speaker Johnson lives paycheck to paycheck makes him relatable, say defenders

    11/02/2023 7:37:41 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2, 2023 | Brian Flood
    Some Americans rallied behind House Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday after a report nitpicked his personal finances and put a harsh spotlight on the possibility that he lives paycheck to paycheck. The Daily Beast published a report headlined, "Does New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson Have a Bank Account?," which featured a subhead that said he "has never listed a bank account on his financial disclosure. In fact, on his newest disclosure he doesn’t list a single asset at all." "Over the course of seven years, Johnson has never reported a checking or savings account in his name, nor...
  • Speaker Johnson Passes First Difficult Test on Second Amendment

    11/01/2023 4:44:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 30, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R) has passed his first Second Amendment test. He immediately and forcefully stated that mass murder does not override the Constitution, and contrary to Democratic policy, emotion should not be used to enact laws that would never be acceptable in a quiet and reasoned debate. The statement was made in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox.For those who prefer text, here is the quote from Mediaite.com:“The end of the day, the problem is the human heart,” Johnson replied. “It’s not guns, it’s not the weapons. At the end of the day, we...
  • Report: Mike Johnson's Election to House Speaker Position Already Bearing Fruit for GOP

    10/30/2023 9:21:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/30/2023 | Sister Toldjah
    As predicted, the election of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) to the House Speaker position has sent Democrats and their media allies into fits of howling outrage, with the attacks on his Christian faith commencing apace and mudslingers digging deep in the Wayback machine to find a Confederate soldier family connection.But so far, the attacks from the Usual Suspects on both Johnson and his family don't seem to have done much if any damage to him among the Republican faithful. In fact, they might actually be helping instead, as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has reported their highest one-day fundraising...
  • Bigot Jen Psaki Warns Audience that Speaker Mike Johnson Is Dangerous Because He Believes in the Bible and Christian Principles

    10/30/2023 7:03:12 AM PDT · by MNDude · 58 replies
    Anti-Christian Bigot Jen Psaki Warns Audience that Speaker Mike Johnson Is Dangerous Because He Believes in the Bible and Christian Principles
  • What's Next After the House Finally Found Its Speaker

    10/29/2023 7:19:05 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/29/2023 Updated: 10/29/2023 | Joseph Lord
    After 22 days of paralysis, the U.S. House of Representatives has finally elected a speaker to fill the vacuum left by ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). On Oct. 3, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), joined by seven other Republicans, voted with all House Democrats to remove Mr. McCarthy from the position he had tenuously held since January. But no clear replacement for Mr. McCarthy was immediately evident, leading Republicans to nominate four people for the job before finally finding one who could garner enough support. That candidate, newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), is relatively unknown in the politics of...
  • Speaker Mike Johnson says Biden in cognitive decline: ‘Just reality’

    10/27/2023 12:26:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-27-23 | Josh Christenson
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Thursday evening that President Biden is showing obvious signs of cognitive decline — hours after meeting the commander-in-chief for the first time as leader of the lower chamber of Congress. “Do you see in Joe Biden a cognitive decline, and if so, is that a danger to the country?” Fox News host Sean Hannity asked the newly installed House speaker. “I do. I think most of us do,” Johnson said. “This is not a personal slight to him. It has to do with age and acumen, and everyone’s different. Everyone ages differently.”
  • Joe Scarborough weighs in on Speaker Johnson: ‘Trump has his guy’

    10/27/2023 9:08:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/2023 | TARA SUTER
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has let his thoughts on the new Speaker of the House be known. “Donald Trump has his guy,” Scarborough, a frequent critic of Trump and former House member said in a clip posted Friday. “He has the anti-democracy guy sitting in the Speaker’s chair.” Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) was elected to the position Wednesday after weeks of turmoil in a Speaker-less House. Johnson was the architect of his conference’s legal strategy challenging current President Biden’s win in the 2020 election.
  • NEVER FORGET: Hakeem Jeffries Is an Election Denier

    10/27/2023 8:52:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2023 | Matt Margolis
    After Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) was elected Speaker of the House on Wednesday, Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries presented him with the gavel but not before taking a few shots at Johnson first. ... For years, Jeffries has accused Donald Trump of stealing the 2016 election and being an illegitimate president. “With [the] legitimacy of Trump’s presidential election in doubt, his lifetime appt to Supreme Court can wait,” Jeffries tweeted in March 2017 in reference to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Nearly a year later, he claimed without evidence that “The more we learn about [the] 2016...