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SHRINKING MAJORITY: Mike Gallagher Eyes Early Exit, Takes Johnson's Majority to One; Report

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.22.24

According to a Politico report, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) may leave the House of Representatives as early as next month, shrinking House Speark Mike Johnson’s majority to one member.

Gallagher previously announced he wouldn’t seek reelection — now it looks like he won’t finish his term.

From Politico:

The Wisconsin Republican announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection after he received blowback for voting against impeaching Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. His allies, however, say he was long jaded by the antics of the House following the ouster of Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Gallagher’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

The timing couldn’t be worse for Johnson, who is now potentially facing a vote on his ouster in the coming weeks. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) filed the so-called motion to vacate on Friday, over Johnson working with Democrats to pass a massive spending bill, but it’s unclear when she’ll try to force the vote on the floor. At the moment, no other Republicans have said they support her motion.

Gallagher’s decision also further fuels House GOP concerns over its trajectory headed into the November election. Fewer mainstream Republicans like him means more power in the hands of GOP hardliners.

This story is developing…

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