Johnson calls motion to vacate a ‘distraction’ from mission to ‘save the republic’

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) spoke out against “dissension” within the Republican Party on Sunday, saying the motion to vacate him from the speakership is a “distraction” from the most important thing the party is trying to do.

“I don’t think it does,” Johnson told Fox News’s Trey Gowdy when asked how the motion helps the GOP grow its majority. “And I think all of my other Republican colleagues recognize this is a distraction from our mission. Again, the mission is to save the republic. And the only way we can do that is if we grow the House majority, win the Senate, and win the White House.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) filed a motion to vacate over a week ago, accusing the speaker of
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