Centrists Fighting Back?

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Looking to exert some influence ahead of this year’s elections, the middle in U.S. politics is fighting the extremes on both ends of the spectrum.

This shift comes as a response to ongoing efforts to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and the mounting clashes with pro-Palestinian protesters at universities.

Recently, a broad bipartisan majority in the House passed a foreign aid package that included support for Ukraine, which marks a setback for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who has been vocal about challenging the GOP leadership.

Johnson’s act of defiance clearly showed that he was fed up with the hard-line conservative factions within his party.

On the flip side, House Democrats under Hakeem Jeffries (NY) have offered unexpected support to Johnson, which shows they are willing to help him frustrate any conservative attempt to remove him from his position.

This collaboration across party lines highlights a collective frustration with the disruption caused by political edges.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) from the Senate leadership remarked, “I think people are sick and tired of chaos and dysfunction. So I congratulate all of our friends on both sides of the aisle in the House for … actually doing their job instead of all of the sideshow.”

Likewise, GOP strategist and former House Republican leader Vin Weber noted a strong public backlash against the disruptive tactics employed “by the fringes of both parties.”

He praised Johnson for his courage in pushing through the foreign aid package despite the risks to his leadership position.

Scott Jennings, another GOP strategist, referred to the support for the Ukraine funding as “the rebellion of the normies” and underscored a bipartisan effort to reclaim the legislative process from the control of a few disruptive members.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) also expressed concern over Greene’s influence.

He warned that her actions could hinder the Republican Party’s efforts to regain a majority, stating, “She — not the Democrats — are the biggest risk to us getting back to a majority,” as he told CNN.

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