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Conservative rebels seeking to oust Johnson unbowed after Trump’s words of support

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Conservative rebels looking to oust Speaker Mike Johnson are continuing their threats despite former President Donald Trump’s words of support Monday.

“It’s baffling hearing the establishment complain that it’s too much drama, too hard, and too risky to go through another Speaker race,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), the source of the current motion-to-vacate resolution, wrote in a social media post on Tuesday. “Complete surrender is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Trump defended Johnson, noting his razor-thin one vote effective majority on any vote, during an interview with radio host John Fredericks on Monday.

“It’s not like he can go and do whatever he wants to do. I think he’s a very good person,” Trump said following his time in court in New York on Monday. “I think he’s trying very hard.”

But the former president’s words didn’t placate those looking to oust him. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), another supporter of the motion to vacate, blasted Johnson again Tuesday.

“We don’t expect to get everything, but we also won’t tolerate complete & total surrender,” he wrote in a post.

Separately, the Kentucky Republican added: “The U.S. House has gone to the dogs. It’s downright embarrassing. Time to clean up the mess.”

It’s not just conservative agitators in Congress, though, unbowed by Trump’s remarks.

Former Trump adviser and influential conservative media figure Steve Bannon blasted the speaker in a post: “Johnson is NOT Trying @ All—on Defending President Trump or Defending America—NOTHING.”