Johnson pushes aid for Israel and Ukraine amid calls for his removal

 April 15, 2024

According to the Associated Press, House Speaker Mike Johnson announced this past weekend that he will push forward with a national security package which contains aid for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan.

However, that decision could result in critics within Johnson's career demanding an end to Johnson's career. 

Johnson: Republicans "understand the necessity of standing with Israel"

The Associated Press quoted Johnson as telling Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he and other Republicans "understand the necessity of standing with Israel."

"The details of that package are being put together right now," he continued before adding, "We're looking at the options and all these supplemental issues."

Johnson's remarks came after Israel was subjected to a barrage of missiles and unmanned drones launched by Iran as well as its Houthi allies based in Yemen.

Fox News reported that U.S. forces played a role in defending Israel by destroying over 80 Iranian drones and at least six ballistic missiles.

Greene released a letter threatening Johnson with removal

Yet the national security package is likely to bring more protest from Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has long opposed providing Ukraine with aid.

That fact has brought her into frequent conflict with Johnson, and she made headlines last week with a letter which made the case for his removal.

"Even with our razor-thin Republican majority, we could have at least secured the border, with it being the number one issue in the country and being the issue that is causing Biden to lose in poll after poll," Greene wrote.

"Instead, Mike Johnson worked with Chuck Schumer rather than with us, and gave Joe Biden and the Democrats everything they wanted no different from how a Speaker Hakeem Jeffries would have done," the congresswoman complained.

Congresswoman says GOP has not "earned" another majority

In addition to his stance on Ukraine, Greene also alleged that under Johnson's tenure, the House has been "[f]ully funding abortion, the trans agenda, the climate agenda, foreign wars, and Biden’s border crisis."

Greene further took issue with the move to expel former New York Rep. George Santos despite the fact that he has not "been convicted of any crime."

She went on to declare that should the GOP "win the House this fall, it will only be because President Trump is on the ballot, not because we have earned it."

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