More Than 160 Democrats Voted to Protect Mike Johnson

By | May 19, 2024

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

House Speaker Mike Johnson successfully retained his position as the speaker, with significant backing from House Democrats. 

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The House recently voted to set aside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's proposal to remove Johnson, with both Republicans and Democrats supporting this decision. Notably, 11 Republicans broke ranks and supported Greene's motion.

Seven Democrats

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In total, the vote count stood at 359-43, with seven Democrats opting to vote "present." The vote was unexpected as Greene appeared to have withdrawn her threat on Tuesday, only to unexpectedly push for Johnson's removal.