Three Top Mike Johnson Staffers Resign

Three top policy staffers for House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) are reportedly set to resign less than six months into his speakership.

According to Breitbart News, Brittan Specht, Jason Yaworske, and Preston Hill are leaving Johnson’s office at the end of May.

Earlier last month, several House Democrats indicated they would be open to aiding Johsnon in retaining his leadership position if Republican rebels moved to oust him.

However, Democrats emphasized they would follow the lead of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, (D-NY), and other Democratic leaders.

Rep. Adam Smith, (D-WA), the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, expressed doubt about supporting Johnson’s removal. “I think it’s unlikely I would support vacating him. We’ll see,” Smith told reporters.

Smith emphasized the urgency of providing aid to Ukraine, stating, “The big thing is, I want a vote on Ukraine. More to the point, I want Ukraine to get the aid.”

The move to challenge Johnson’s leadership was initiated at the time by Rep. Thomas Massie, (R-KY), who conveyed the demand to Johnson during a closed-door House GOP meeting. Massie urged Johnson to step aside after a vote on Johnson’s proposed foreign aid plan or risk losing his position.