Republican Governor Erupts On Own Party

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( – On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) stated that the House GOP needed to stop arguing and “bickering,” he also expressed his support for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), who is currently facing threats of being ousted from his position.  

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Kemp pointed out that all the arguing in the House was giving the Democrats control over the House of Representatives. He added that the House GOP should be focused on voting on the nation’s key issues. He then stated that he supported Johnson as the Speaker.

This post came in response to a post by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who on Tuesday became the first Republican to support the efforts of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to have Johnson ousted from his seat. Previously Greene had filed a motion to vacate against the Speaker. 

The announcement by Massie had occurred less than a day after Johnson had revealed his plan to bring forward to the House floor separate bills that would provide foreign aid to Taiwan, Ukraine, and Israel. The bills would also cover a series of other national security priorities.

In the suggested bills Johnson did not include any border security measures despite the previous demands by other Republicans that any foreign aid bills should be paired with border security measures.

Massie had explained his support by pointing at the decision of the Speaker to put Ukraine aid on the House floor while also handling government funding.

Thus far Greene and Massie have not yet expressed when they might trigger the motion to vacate.

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