May 21, 2024

Trump Backs Off Support for Mike Johnson as Conservatives Move to Oust Him

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to soften his support for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as conservatives have moved to take away him.

During a go to to Harlem, Trump was requested about efforts by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) to take away Johnson from workplace.

He merely responded, “We’ll see what happens.”

This is a distinct tune than when Trump spoke extremely of the Speaker throughout a press convention final week at Mar-a-Lago.

“We’re getting along very well with the Speaker, and I get along very well with Marjorie. We have a Speaker, he was voted in, and it was a complicated process,” Trump said.

“I think he’s doing a very good job. He’s doing about as good as you’re going to do, and I’m sure that Marjorie understands that, and she’s a very good friend of mine, and I know she has a lot of respect for the Speaker,” Trump continued.

Trump’s feedback comply with as Greene spoke to Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle, saying that she is ready to pressure Johnson out of his place as chief of the House.

The Georgia conservative cited Johnson’s backing of continued Ukraine support, his spending plans, and reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as among the many causes to take away Johnson.

On Tuesday, Johnson called Massie’s urging him to resign “absurd.”

Johnson’s continued push for Ukraine support, with none border funding, follows as polling from the Heritage Foundation discovered that swing state voters are more and more uninterested in America’s limitless funding  Uforkraine.

Rancor has solely grown within the House Republican Conference.

Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), the previous Freedom Caucus chairman, and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the previous Republican Study Committee (RSC) chairman, scoffed at Johnson’s overseas support framework, which includes a considerable quantity of support for Ukraine and neglects the migrant disaster on the southern border.

Sean Moran is a coverage reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.