Facing a Republican Revolt, House Speaker Johnson Pushes Ahead on Us Aid for Ukraine, Allies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson has pushed back against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies. He also rejected a call on Tuesday to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. Johnson said he as “not resigning,” after a testy morning meeting of House Republicans at the Capitol.

The embattled Republican speaker is pressing press forward with plans for voting this week on the U.S. national security aid package, a situation that would force him to rely on Democrats to help pass it, over objections from his weakened majority. Democrats are not opposed to his plans, but are waiting to see details before giving support.

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