Freedom Caucus members hint at ramifications for Johnson for spending deal

House Freedom Caucus members are hinting that passing the final appropriations deal could have significant ramifications for Republicans, particularly Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as a motion to vacate hovers over his head.

The House is set to vote on the spending deal on Friday, and several hard-line conservatives have come out swinging against Johnson and their GOP colleagues for considering the bill that they say is a “not a Republican piece of legislation.”

While they dodged direct questions on whether a motion to vacate is on the table, several members indicated that the passage of the final six appropriations bills will have disastrous consequences for leadership.

“This bill, if it passes, will likely determine who controls the House of Representatives,” Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) told reporters. “And this bill will most certainly determine who the next speaker is.”

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