John­son rebuffs rule change that could save his House speak­er­ship

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Johnson rebuffs rule change that could save his House speakership

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) declined to move for­ward with a rule change that would make it more dif­fi­cult for him to be oust­ed by his fel­low Repub­li­cans, turn­ing down requests from some law­mak­ers to increase the thresh­old and avoid anoth­er con­tentious speaker’s race.
Reports sur­faced ear­ly Thurs­day that John­son was con­sid­er­ing a change to House rules to make it more dif­fi­cult to vacate the speak­er­ship as he faces a threat from Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA) to oust him from the top lead­er­ship posi­tion. How­ev­er, John­son sought to quell those rumors in a state­ment after sev­er­al mem­bers came out in oppo­si­tion to that plan.
“Recent­ly, many mem­bers have encour­aged me to endorse a new rule to raise this thresh­old,” John­son said in a post on X. “While I under­stand the impor­tance of that idea, any rule change requires a major­i­ty of the full House, which we do not have. We will con­tin­ue to gove …