Chip Roy refuses to rule out ousting Speaker Mike Johnson

House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) didn’t rule out the possibility of removing Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) from the position during an interview on Monday.

When CNN host Kaitlan Collins pressed the congressman on whether he would consider supporting a motion to vacate Johnson, which was the fate suffered by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Roy said, “Again, that’s not the road I prefer.”

Since being elected to the speakership in October following McCarthy’s historic ouster after just nine months on the job, Johnson has served in the role for 76 days, many of which the House has been out of session for a holiday recess.

Roy was responding Monday to a top-line spending framework agreed to by Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in which the speaker committed to the $1.59 trillion number in last
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