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Johnson hints at changing 1-vote threshold to begin removing House speaker. Some GOP reps say no way

Newly-minted Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., hinted that the House may change the motion to vacate rule but several of his Republican colleagues aren’t behind the idea.

Johnson mentioned to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night that he thinks the House is “going to change” the one-member threshhold to introduce a motion to vacate — the parliamentary mechanism that brought about ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ouster.

But at least two of Johnson’s House Republican colleagues resist the idea of changing the rule.

“Their neighbors want to eliminate them,” he said.

“America will back [Netanyahu] up – they tell us when we’re in Israel the reason we’re able to sustain ourselves and survive is because everybody knows our big ally is America,” Johnson said.

Fox News Digital’s Charles Creitz contributed reporting.

Houston Keene is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.  Story tips can be sent to Houston.Keene@Fox.com and on Twitter: @HoustonKeene 

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