The Swamp Always Wins: Mike Johnson Expects to Lead House Republicans After Election

May 8, 2024 | Political News

Johnson appears to feel entitled to the post despite forming a coalition government with House Democrats.

He faces a motion to vacate the speakership on Wednesday after allowing Democrats to seize the House to pass President Joe Biden’s campaign promises. Democrats are pleased with Johnson’s willingness to help pass Biden’s agenda. In turn, Democrats, such as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and establishment Republicans are expected to help Johnson to remain in power.

If Johnson survives the motion to vacate, he will likely lead the Republican House conference through election day. His chief responsibility is to help Republicans maintain control of the House. Johnson’s chances of success appear narrow to slim, according to the layout of the electoral map.