John­son promised Demo­c­ra­t­ic sup­port in ouster fight if he puts Ukraine loan on floor

Johnson promised Democratic support in ouster fight if he puts Ukraine loan on floor

Rep. Bren­dan Boyle (D‑PA) said enough House Democ­rats would sup­port a Ukraine loan and pro­tect House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) from a move to vacate if he put the bill on the floor for a vote. 
In an inter­view with the New Repub­lic, Boyle said there are “rea­sons for cau­tious opti­mism” in get­ting House Repub­li­cans to vote for Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s $60 bil­lion Ukraine aid bill. While Sen. Lind­sey Gra­ham (R‑SC) vot­ed against the bill last month, he has tak­en up for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s idea to make any aid to Ukraine a no-inter­est, waiv­able loan. 
“It’s com­plete­ly ridicu­lous, de fac­to this will not be a loan, how­ev­er, if at the end of the day it gets us clos­er to pas­sage if cer­tain Repub­li­cans want to dress this up and call it a loan, it cer­tain­ly wouldn’t be a deal break­er for me,” Boyle said.
If John­son “bites the bul­let” and can allow for a vote on the leg­is­la­tion, Boyle said he thinks it will paci­fy Trump enough in order for it to pass. He added that if Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA), who has pre­vi­ous­ly threat­ened to oust John­son if he moved for­ward with the deal, made a motion to vacate, he was con­fi­dent Democ­rats would sup­port hi …