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Opinion: Mike Johnson is testing to see if the MAGA Republican fever can be broken

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House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing a challenge from within his own party as he moves forward with a legislative package to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Despite opposition from some Republicans, Johnson believes that providing this assistance is crucial to maintaining America’s international standing. However, his decision could cost him his position as Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene calls for a vote to remove him from office. The Republican Party’s internal dynamics, including the low threshold for triggering a vote to oust the speaker, make it difficult for GOP leaders to make bipartisan deals or retain their positions.