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Why Mike Johnson faces the most dangerous threat to his speakership yet

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) categorically refused to resign Tuesday after a second Republican announced he would co-sponsor a "motion to vacate" over Johnson's plans to hold votes on foreign aid.

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Why Mike Johnson faces the most dangerous threat to his speakership yet
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    Live updates: Mike Johnson bites the bullet as ouster threat grows

    Live updates: Mike Johnson bites the bullet as ouster threat grows

    House Republicans' civil war has reached a new boiling point, six months after former Rep. Kevin McCarthy became the first House speaker in U.S. history to be ousted from his post.

    the big picture

    Rep. Thomas Massie's (R-Ky.) vow to join the push by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to oust Johnson is a significant escalation within the GOP conference.

    context

    A conservative Trump ally, Johnson has refused to bring Ukraine aid to the House floor until now out of fear of a right-wing GOP rebellion that could cost him his job.

    between the lines

    Johnson risks a weakened speakership if he needs Democrats to save his job.

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