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House Speaker Mike Johnson survives vote to oust him from leadership

The House overwhelmingly voted to kill a move by Republican hard-liners aimed at removing Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), saving an unlikely leader of an unruly House six months after GOP lawmakers moved to oust his predecessor.

Only 11 Republicans opposed the move to "table" a measure by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), while 196 Republicans embraced keeping Johnson in the speaker's job. Democrats also overwhelmingly voted to save the GOP speaker, 163 in support of keeping him and 32 against. The overall vote was 359-43, with seven Democratic lawmakers voting present.

All 11 Republicans who supported Greene's push to consider ousting Johnson were members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, while all Democrats who voted in opposition of Johnson's leadership or voted present were liberals.


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