Ukraine aid likely to spark mutiny against Speaker Johnson, could… – EVOL

Speaker Mike Johnson is “committed” to bringing Ukraine aid to the House floor — even though it is likely to spark a mutiny within his caucus and could potentially cost him his job, a GOP congressman said.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) expressed optimism that Democrats will throw Johnson a lifeline to secure additional funding for Ukraine’s fight against Russia.

“[Johnson’s] committed to making this the top priority when we return back to Washington, DC,” Bacon told “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

However, he acknowledged that the move will likely spark a fight to oust the Louisiana Republican — who has a wafer-thin majority.

Don Bacon praised Speaker Mike Johnson and was hopeful that he could hold onto the gavel after bringing up Ukraine aid for a vote. X/@MeetThePress

“We have some people that if they don’t get 100%, want to bring the house down, and it makes us dysfunctional,” Bacon, one of the more moderate Republicans in the House, complained.

“It is very likely that after this Ukraine bill, we may have a standoff with the speaker.”

When Bacon was asked whether the fight could lead to Johnson being voted out as Speaker, Bacon responded: “It’s



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