SOT: Speaker Johnson amid criticism: ‘Mess’ in House not ‘a reflection on the leader’

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Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Wednesday downplayed problems in the House GOP conference a day after his leadership team lost two votes in a row on the House floor. Asked Wednesday about criticism that he is inexperienced and remarks from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who said the ouster of Johnson’s predecessor, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had been an “unmitigated disaster,” Johnson suggested the conference was moving in the right direction. “Well, look, it was a mess what happened here, but we’re cleaning it up,” Johnson said. https://thehill.com/homenews/4453702-speaker-johnson-amid-criticism-mess-in-house-not-a-reflection-on-the-leader/

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