Rep. Van Orden to Newsmax: Potential Democrat Speaker if Johnson Ousted

Rep. Derrick Van Orden, R-Wis., cautioned against ousting House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., suggesting it could pave the way for Democrat Hakeem Jeffries to assume the role while highlighting concerns about congressional gridlock amid global crises.

In an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday, Van Orden expressed his apprehension about the current dynamics within the House’s Republican Conference.

He stated on “American Agenda” that “there are several members of the Republican Conference in the House of Representatives now that are actively working, whether or not they know it or not, to make [Democrat] Hakeem Jeffries the next speaker of the House.”

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