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House Democrats Say They Would Rescue Speaker Mike Johnson

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WASHINGTON—House Democratic leaders said they would block any effort to remove Speaker Mike Johnson, moving to protect the Republican leader from retaliation by his hard-right flank following the passage of a sweeping foreign-aid package that included funding for Ukraine. The announcement from House Minority Leader, Democratic Whip, and Democratic Caucus Chair appeared to end the immediate threat to Johnson’s speakership, though his longer-term political prospects remain uncertain. It came as Johnson continues to face criticism from GOP colleagues enraged over his willingness to rely on Democratic votes to pass major legislation and the party’s failure to secure a border crackdown.