Democrat Rep. Suggests Ousting Johnson to Pass Border Bill
Here we go again…
The removal of a Republican House Speaker is being suggested, only this time it is Democrats that want to remove Johnson to ram through the border legislation.
The suggestion was made by Rep. Wiley Nickel (D-N.C.) during a recent interview on NewsNation.
Speaker Johnson (R-LA) has been adamant that the so-called bipartisan border bill that is being presented in the Senate will never make it to the floor in the House.
Johnson has called it “dead on arrival” many times already.
Now that the text has been revealed, I am not even sure we can call it bipartisan, as I have not seen a single Republican other than Senator Lankford (R-OK), who helped pen the legislation, voice support for the bill.
Because it is a financial bill, it would need 60 votes to get through the Senate, and I just don’t see that happening right now, but I have been wrong before.
If that miracle does happen, Nickel is now suggesting that if there are a handful of Republicans who support the bill, a motion to vacate should be made, then a Democrat or moderate Republican be voted in as the House Speaker to pass the bill.
While discussing the legislation, Nickel stated, “But I want to put something out here for my Republican colleagues. Right now, any one member of Congress can go to the floor and ask for a new Speaker of the House. And, at this point, it takes just four Republicans in the House to put country over party to temporarily put a Democrat or a moderate Republican in the Speaker’s chair to move this bill through the House.
“That’s what I think it’s going to take to get this done. And there are a number of folks [in] the Republican conference willing to vote on this bill if they could get a chance. That’s the issue.”
I have discussed this legislation exhaustively, so I will not rehash the entire bill again.
The only point that I would make here is that with the trigger number of border crossings being 5,000 over a 7-day average being needed, that should be enough to get every Republican to vote against the bill.
That means that 1.8 million illegals crossing the border is an acceptable number to anyone voting for this legislation, which is three times the number of migrants that were crossing when Trump was in office.
This legislation must be blocked.