Recess request: Johnson’s three-headed approach to keep his grip on the gavel

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is trying to pick up several wins that could fend off threats to his speakership as he leads a slim and shrinking majority.

Johnson outlined his plan for how he is planning to move forward as the leader of the House of Representatives while avoiding the same fate as former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted in October. The Louisiana Republican addressed the motion to vacate and the fight over Ukraine funding, among other things, on an appearance on Fox News’s Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy.

He defended his choices as the top House Republican, reminding viewers about the reality the minuscule GOP majority imposes on the party’s ability to get legislation passed. As a path forward, he gave three steps for House Republicans.

Johnson said that first,
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