Mike Johnson tries to stop Republicans from campaigning against each other in bitter primary battles

March 18, 2024

Hear more on House Republican primary races on “Inside Politics Sunday with Manu Raju” at 8 a.m. “I’ve asked them all to cool it,” Johnson told CNN at the House GOP retreat in West Virginia last week. And in 2022, the Texas Republican voted with a minority of his conference to codify same-sex marriage. “It’s not about what is best for the future of this United States.”In interviews with scores of GOP members, the anger within the conference was palpable. I mean, I know what I did to become a (Navy) Master Chief: I busted my ass, I fought in two wars,” Gonzales told CNN.