Cheney Says Johnson Losing Speaker Role Would Be “Worth It” To Pass Ukraine Aid

Office of Speaker Mike Johnson, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday, February 18 that Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) being ousted from his position would be worth it if the House passed a bill that would provide aid to Ukraine. 

Cheney pushed for Johnson to bring forward a bill that would include aid for Ukraine. During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” she pointed out that the Senate had approved a bill that would include funding for Ukraine. However, last week, Johnson rejected that bill. 

CNN’s Jake Tapper reportedly said that bringing such a bill forward could have risked Johnson facing a motion to vacate from House Republicans.

In response, Cheney was quick to say that Johnson needed to understand that it was worth it, even if it meant he would lose his Speakership for freedom to survive. She added that this was essential if the United States wanted to continue being a leader on the world stage.

Cheney argued that it was important for people to understand what was happening in Ukraine and why it was a turning point in the history of the world. 

Last week, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill that included $60 billion for Ukraine, and $14 billion for Israel. The bill also allocated another $9 billion to be sent to Gaza, the West Bank, and Ukraine as humanitarian aid. 

Cheney has argued that Johnson needs to take action for the Ukrainian people to be protected. According to her, it will be up to Johnson to tell new generations whether or not what he did was right.

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