Khanna Voices Support for Speaker Johnson Amid Leadership Concerns

Representative Ro Khanna from California spoke up for Speaker Mike Johnson from Louisiana on Sunday. He said Johnson should keep his job, even though some want to remove him because he supported aid for Ukraine and Israel.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia leads a group of three Republicans who want to remove Johnson. This could cause chaos in the House, like what happened last year.

Khanna is one of the Democrats who said he wouldn’t support removing Johnson because he helped pass a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine and Israel.

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Khanna praised Johnson for getting the aid package passed. He said they’ve been in Congress together and Johnson has always cared about being civil.

Khanna Voices Support for Speaker Johnson Amid Leadership Concerns
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Khanna added, “I would actually vote to table any motion to vacate him.” He said other progressive Democrats might also support keeping Johnson in his job.

Khanna said, “I disagree with Speaker Johnson on many issues and have been very critical of him. But he did the right thing here, and he deserves to keep his job until the end of this term.”

Greene hasn’t set a date for the vote on removing Johnson yet. She said she could do it soon, putting more pressure on Johnson as fewer Republicans support him in the House.

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