Suozzi airs House dra­ma with demand for Democ­rats to back John­son

Suozzi airs House drama with demand for Democrats to back Johnson

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D‑NY) demand­ed his Demo­c­ra­t­ic col­leagues sup­port House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA), who could be fac­ing a vote to remove him from office by mem­bers of his cau­cus.
John­son is fend­ing off ver­bal assaults from fel­low Repub­li­cans and threats to remove him from the speak­er­ship as he weighs putting a vote to pass Ukraine aid on the floor. Suozzi denounced Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene’s (R‑GA) recent actions against John­son and insist­ed that Democ­rats, who have lit­tle motive to sup­port John­son, giv­en that a Demo­c­ra­t­ic speak­er could be elect­ed if he is removed, sup­port the speak­er.
“Democ­rats must offer Speak­er John­son our votes to save democ­ra­cy in Ukraine and here,” Suozzi said in a Wall Street Jour­nal op-ed. “We can’t let our par­tis …