Walk on Washington: How Democrats might save Mike Johnson without lifting a finger

House Democrats may consider not showing up to a vote in order to save Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) threaten to oust him. 

It is expected that when the vote is called, House Republicans will postpone or even cancel it, essentially killing it. Democrats, however, instead of putting up “yes” votes, may “take a walk” and not show up to the vote, according to Politico. This would bring the threshold down for it to pass, which could allow many Republicans who are not as critical of Johnson as Greene and Massie to vote in favor of it. 

“I really don’t think it changes a whole lot,” Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) said, adding that “a handful of people who want to use [the motion to vacate] as a weapon.” He
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