BREAKING: Another Lawmaker Joins Motion To Vacate Speaker Mike Johnson - 'We Need A Speaker Who Puts America First'

On Friday, another House Republican, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), joined Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) by cosponsoring the motion to vacate Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) after the Republican House leadership introduced the $95 billion foreign aid bill for a vote in the lower chamber. If Johnson is ousted from his position, the House would once again be frozen as the Republican caucus attempts to select a new leader.

Gosar explained his reasoning in a statement, "Nearly 11 million illegal aliens have crossed our southern border in the past three years. My congressional district in Arizona, ground zero for the invasion, is getting pummeled by the surge of lawbreakers. These illegal aliens have brought violent crime, deadly drugs, human trafficking and are depleting resources and services meant for U.S. citizens. In fact, every state has become a border state. Communities across the country are being ravaged, families are being destroyed and Americans in need are being ignored."

The Arizona Republican went on to explain that no additional money should go to Ukraine without first securing the border and that the speaker's actions is drawing America into another endless war. "I have added my name in support of the motion to vacate the Speaker. Our border cannot be an afterthought," he explained. "We need a Speaker who puts America first rather than bending to the reckless demands of the warmongers, neo-cons and the military industrial complex making billions from a costly and endless war half a world away."

Gosar's decision to side with Greene and Massie comes as the foreign aid bill advanced for a vote where it will be seperated into multiple seperate votes on aid to Israel and aid to Ukraine. While a motion to vacate is still possible, it likely wouldn't result in Johnson losing his post given that several Democrats have come out and said they would support him if some members of the GOP attempted to oust him. Moderate Democrat, including Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), have said they would save the speaker given his support for additional funding for the war in Ukraine.

Read Congressman Gosar's full statement below:



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