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Republican Congressman Scorches Far-Right House Members in Fiery Defense of Speaker Mike Johnson

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Apr. 21 2024, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

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In a recent interview on CNN's State of the Union, Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) made headlines with his strong defense of House Speaker Mike Johnson against far-right House members, has learned.

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Republican congressman defends Speaker Mike Johnson.

When asked about Johnson's chances of surviving a potential challenge, Gonzales expressed confidence in his colleague, stating, "He will survive. The House is a rough and rowdy place, but Mike Johnson is gonna be just fine."

Gonzales, a military veteran, did not hold back in his criticism of certain members of the House, referring to them as "real scumbags."

He specifically called out Rep. Matt Gaetz, accusing him of paying minors for sex at drug parties, and Rep. Bob Good, who endorsed a known neo-Nazi.

Gonzales highlighted the concerning behavior of these individuals, stating, "These people used to walk around with white hoods at night. Now they're walking around with white hoods in the daytime."

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Greene's motion to vacate was rejected by Congress.

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Despite the internal strife within the Republican Party, Gonzales pointed out a positive note, stating, "It didn't surprise me that some of these folks voted against aid to Israel, but I was encouraged to see by a nearly 10-to-1 mark that Republicans supported our allies on the battlefield."

Conservative commentator Scott Jennings also weighed in on the situation, expressing his support for Johnson and condemning the influence of far-Right members like Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Jennings highlighted the need for a functional Congress and praised Johnson for standing up to those trying to undermine his leadership. He emphasized the importance of unity within the party to maintain control of Congress and effectively govern.

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Majorie Taylor Greene has publicly called for Johnson to be removed from his role as Speaker.

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In response to the allegations against Rep. Gaetz, CNN's Dana Bash noted that the federal government had investigated the matter and decided not to prosecute.

This information adds context to the conversation surrounding the Florida congressman's behavior and reinforces the complexity of handling such controversial issues within the political landscape.

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As previously reported, Congresswoman Greene was furious at Speaker Johnson for passing funding to Ukraine and Israel earlier this month.

"This is the third betrayal by Mike Johnson. He delivered a two-part omnibus, funded the Department of Justice," she told reporters on Capitol Hill. "91 federal indictments against President Trump, funded the FBI that raided Mar-A-Lago, gave him a brand new FBI building, funded Joe Biden’s open border policies that are killing Americans every single day."

"Then he reauthorized FISA that spied on American citizens, spied on President Trump’s campaign, and he voted against the warrant requirement, the same warrant requirement that he was for six months ago," she continued. "And then he did this bulls--- in here on the House floor."

"It's a foreign war package that does nothing for America. It’s unbelievable."



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