House rebels ignore Trump as John­son faces ouster threat

House rebels ignore Trump as Johnson faces ouster threat

Mike John­son (R‑LA) hoped Don­ald Trump could head off a brew­ing effort to remove him as House speak­er. 
But he is learn­ing the lim­its of the for­mer president’s pow­er in an unruly and divid­ed House where even a sin­gle Repub­li­can defec­tion could prove fatal to his ear­ly speak­er­ship.
Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA), who is weigh­ing a motion to oust John­son, appeared unfazed by his pil­grim­age to Mar-a-Lago on Fri­day, where Trump gave the speak­er his vote of con­fi­dence and called the move a dis­trac­tion.
“Well, it’s unfor­tu­nate that peo­ple bring it up because we have much big­ger prob­lems,” Trump said. 
The vis­it reflect­ed Trump’s new­found sway in the par­ty since clinch­ing the del­e­gates need­ed to become the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent. But Greene’s reac­tion only served to illus­trate how deep-seat­ed her frus­tra­tions …