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Mike Johnson Finally Seems Ready to Stiff-Arm Marjorie Taylor Greene

As the House Speaker inches toward a vote on Ukraine aid, a big question looms: Will MTG and MAGA, acting at the direction of Donald Trump, try to take him down?

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House Speaker Mike Johnson in Washington, D.C., on March 20

This week, Mike Johnson finally appears set to decide whether to hold a House vote on funding military aid to Ukraine. If so, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has threatened to try to oust him as speaker. Yet something funny has happened: A lot of House Republicans want to vote on Ukraine aid. Is there any chance it might pass? How would Donald Trump react? We talked to Julia Ioffe, a journalist for Puck and a leading voice on Russia-U.S. relations, who shed light on the brutal road ahead for Ukraine and explained how the MAGA-Putin alliance really works.