House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) days in his prestigious position, like those of his predecessor, could come to a premature end as a new year hasn’t relieved old problems for the top Republican.
After an initial honeymoon period following his election as House speaker amid the chaos of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s removal, many House Republicans are beginning to sour on Johnson. Conservative members of the House have indicated that cutting a budget deal with Democrats, the same thing that resulted in McCarthy’s removal, could be grounds to remove Johnson as well.
Here are four signs Johnson’s time as House speaker may soon come to an end.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) threats
Greene began sounding the alarm on a Johnson removal last week, issuing her first threat to vacate the speakership if he struck a deal with the Democrats.