Johnson followed ‘moral courage’ despite House ouster vote inching toward reality

House Republicans are split on whether to appreciate Speaker Mike Johnson‘s (R-LA) tenaciousness in crafting a foreign aid package or criticize him for betraying the conference, as recent GOP-led bills have passed with a majority of Democratic votes. 

Those sentiments were on full display on Friday following the procedural rule vote to bring the four-pronged foreign aid proposal to the floor for a vote Saturday. It passed, 316 to 94, but over 50 House Republicans voted against the rule — a procedure that historically passes along party lines but has recently been weaponized by some GOP members to stall any legislation with which they do not agree.

Needing Democrats to pass the rule, and likely the legislation itself on Saturday, appears to be another nail in the coffin for Johnson,
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