Democrats To Help Mike Johnson Retain Speakership

Multiple Democrats recently suggested they would oppose any motion to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) after he supported a $60 billion foreign aid package to Ukraine.

While speaking with ABC News, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) said she supports Johnson for siding with the left in passing a multibillion-dollar aid package to Ukraine that was heavily criticized by Republicans.

On April 20, 2024, all 210 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.

ABC News host Jonathan Karl asked Khanna if Johnson deserved credit for sending Ukraine additional aid despite illegal immigrants overrunning America’s borders.

“He does. Look, we came into Congress together and he always cared about civility,” Khanna replied. “He actually led the civility pledge. And he — we had one issue, which was to give individual notes. Don’t lump things together. And I give him credit for doing this.”

“I would actually vote to table any motion to vacate him,” the California Democrat added.

“You know, Congressman McCaul quoted Churchill. One of the things Churchill said is that America always exhausted every wrong option until doing the right thing. And this shows that American democracy still is very strong.”

Townhall pointed out that the legislation failed to provide assistance to secure the southern border.

Johnson was heavily criticized after pushing the bill despite the concerns of his Republican colleagues, who accused him of working with the Democratic Party.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — a member of the House Freedom Caucus — accused Johnson of not caring about the U.S., Americans, “our border, our jobs, our economy, or our national security.”

The Georgia congresswoman claimed that the House speaker betrayed the U.S. and doubled down on her efforts to remove him from the speakership.

Khanna believes that her fellow Democrats would side with her in protecting Johnson’s job.
Before the vote on the House floor, Democrats in the chamber suggested they would consider helping Johnson retain the speakership if he advanced the whopping Ukraine aid bill.

In contrast, Republicans said they would consider supporting Greene’s motion to oust Johnson.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) suggested that the House speaker “should pre-announce his resignation” and allow Republicans to select a successor.