Mike Johnson heard the one name that will get him fired as Speaker of the House
The honeymoon is over for House Speaker Mike Johnson.
Conservatives expect results.
And Mike Johnson heard the one name that would get him fired as Speaker of the House.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) surrendered to President Joe Biden and the Democrats again by passing a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 1 and March 8.
This is the fourth consecutive spending deal that keeps government funding at the levels set by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress in 2022.
Conservatives were furious that Johnson refused to draw a line in the sand and fight Biden on behalf of the American people and the House GOP majority.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) ripped Johnson for rolling over saying “Nancy Pelosi would be proud” that Johnson continues to treat the current spending levels she set as sacrosanct.
“Nancy Pelosi would be proud of this reckless, bloated spending bill that ensures federal spending remains at the levels she set during her reign as Speaker,” Boebert declared.
“I didn’t run for Congress to stand by and watch out-of-touch politicians continue to sell out America,” Boebert added. “Rather than reining in the Swamp and clawing back wasteful federal spending, the CR kicks the can down the road and fails to make the necessary cuts that will prevent future generations from being saddled with mountains of debt.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also invoked Pelosi’s name when slamming Johnson’s budget cave.
“Today Congress voted to avert a crisis, the government shutdown, bypassing Nancy Pelosi’s budget for the 4th time. I voted NO for the 4th time. There are MANY real crises. Ask the American people, they don’t consider avoiding a government shutdown averting a crisis,” Greene posted on social media.
Johnson won the Speaker’s gavel by promising conservatives that this time would be different.
Since entering Congress Johnson built up a solid conservative voting record.
The right flank of the House GOP conference thought that meant Johnson would fight for their priorities on the border, budget, and cultural issues.
Instead, Johnson kept the “Swamp” train running on the tracks the same way that former House Speakers John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and the now deposed Kevin McCarthy did.
And there are now growing rumblings – led by Marjorie Taylor Greene – that conservatives will introduce a motion to vacate the chair and ditch Johnson unless he holds the line on spending and sealing the border.