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Speaker Mike Johnson Vows He Won’t Resign As Threat To His Gavel Grows [Video]

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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), facing renewed threats to his leadership, said that he will not step down and that he sees himself as a “wartime speaker.”

Johnson’s remarks came as House Republicans were trying to put together a plan to vote on four high-priority items — aid for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan and a catch-all bill of other national security-related provisions — without fracturing the party further.

Opponents of a measure to replenish the U.S.′ own weapons stocks, and thus allow more unused weapons in storage to be sent to Ukraine’s military, have threatened to oust Johnson.

“I am not resigning and it is in my view an absurd notion that someone would bring a vacate motion. We are here simply here trying to do our jobs,” Johnson said at a press conference following a Tuesday morning House GOP meeting.

The threat to Johnson’s hold on the speaker’s gavel grew on Tuesday when Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), a far-right libertarian House Republican, …

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