House Republicans facing calls to resign from powerful positions after stonewalling foreign aid package

A handful of House Republicans on the powerful Rules Committee are facing calls to resign from their positions after threatening to tank Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) foreign aid package before it can even reach the floor for debate. 

At least three GOP members on the Rules Committee have threatened to vote against advancing the four foreign aid bills to the House floor, possibly halting progress just days after the bills were unveiled. The refusal to consider the bills has prompted criticism from other House Republicans, with some even going so far as to call on the GOP lawmakers to resign from the committee. 

“The three members who refuse to support the Speaker’s agenda should resign from the Rules Committee immediately,” Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) said in a post on X. “If they refuse, they should be removed immediately.
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