North Dakota GOP candidate vows to oppose Johnson speaker bid if elected

A North Dakota Republican vying for the state’s sole House seat released a three-pronged border plan ahead of the GOP primary that includes not supporting Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) for the top leadership position if elected to Congress.

Bismarck plastic surgeon and former state Rep. Rick Becker unveiled his “Becker Border Plan” on Monday. The first prong would be voting to shut down the federal government if the border is not secured, with the second being his refusal to take a salary until “Trump border policies” are reinstated. The third would involve not voting for Johnson over his approach to foreign aid.

“I will not be voting for Speaker Mike Johnson,” Becker wrote. “Speaker Johnson promised many times not to fund the war in Ukraine until we passed border security measures. He then caved,
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