Johnson says he’ll support the ‘caucus position’ in speaker vote
The third-term congressman says it's more important to govern
South Dakota’s lone representative in Congress says he will vote in alignment with the majority of House Republicans in picking the next speaker of the House.
According to Rep. Dusty Johnson, who strongly opposed the removal of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, it's more important to move on from the initial removal vote and “bumper sticker politics,” and back into governing.
“We need to have a Republican Party, House, and United States government that has its act together,” Johnson told The Dakota Scout Wednesday evening. “I think the voters need to understand how complicated this all is.”
A unique parliamentary maneuver last month saw just eight Republicans led by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz join all Democrats in voting to remove the embattled McCarthy.
Johnson fostered a close alliance with the former speaker – having played a pivotal role in getting to the vote that placed McCarthy in the office earlier this year.
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