House Speaker Johnson Must Now Confront His Own Party’s Sabotage

February 23, 2024

Yet multiple senior House Republicans, granted anonymity to speak frankly, now portray Johnson as an insecure leader who faces a steep learning curve. Johnson has toughened his stance against Ukraine aid without major concessions from Democrats on the border. Biden is telegraphing plans to cast a do-nothing Republican House as a villain. Rocky ReignThe deadlock on Ukraine aid is a predicament of Johnson’s own making. But more than half of House Republicans voted against Ukraine aid last year.