Trump Nemesis Brian Kemp Endorses Embattled Speaker Mike Johnson

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.), well-known for his hostility toward Donald Trump, has spoken out against House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) as his speech appears to be in limbo. defended the chairman.

“Instead of bickering and handing control of the House to Democrats, Republicans should do their part and vote on the important issues facing our country,” Kemp wrote on X.

“Come on. I support Chairman Johnson.”

Despite Kemp’s characterization, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s criticism of Johnson centers on his inability or refusal to address “the critical issues facing our country.” . He and many Republicans have slammed Johnson for pushing the Democratic agenda on spending and aid for Ukraine while squandering influence that could be used to address the crisis at the southern border. There is.

Breitbart News reported that Greene also denied the “lie” that a Democratic Party chair would be installed if she vacated the chair.

“We’re not going to turn it over to the Democrats,” she said April 10. “We have a majority. The only way that’s going to happen is if Republicans vote for Hakeem Jeffries or refuse to vote for the Republican chairman.”

Kemp and Greene have previously clashed over Greene’s support for President Trump. In January, Mr. Kemp denied Mr. Greene’s request for a criminal investigation into corruption charges against embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis, and Mr. Greene told the state’s oversight board that “a complaint was not filed.” Breitbart News exclusively told him that the matter should be referred to the government.

Georgia’s governor has supported Mr. Willis, who has continued to struggle with pursuing criminal charges against Mr. Trump.

Bradley Jay is Breitbart News’ Capitol Hill correspondent. Follow him on X/Twitter. @BradleyAJay.