John­son fol­lowed ‘moral courage’ despite House ouster vote inch­ing toward real­i­ty

Johnson followed ‘moral courage’ despite House ouster vote inching toward reality

House Repub­li­cans are split on whether to appre­ci­ate Speak­er Mike Johnson‘s (R‑LA) tena­cious­ness in craft­ing a for­eign aid pack­age or crit­i­cize him for betray­ing the con­fer­ence, as recent GOP-led bills have passed with a major­i­ty of Demo­c­ra­t­ic votes. 
Those sen­ti­ments were on full dis­play on Fri­day fol­low­ing the pro­ce­dur­al rule vote to bring the four-pronged for­eign aid pro­pos­al to the floor for a vote Sat­ur­day. It passed, 316 to 94, but over 50 House Repub­li­cans vot­ed against the rule — a pro­ce­dure that his­tor­i­cal­ly pass­es along par­ty lines but has recent­ly been weaponized by some GOP mem­bers to stall any leg­is­la­tion with which they do not agree.
Need­ing Democ­rats to pass the rule, and like­ly the leg­is­la­tion itself on Sat­ur­day, appears to be anoth­er nail in the cof­fin for John­son, as Rep. Paul Gosar (R‑AZ) joined Reps. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA) and T …