Trump Backs Embattled US House Speaker Johnson

PALM BEACH - US Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (see the photo) said he will push for legislation that would require voters to prove they are US citizens after meeting with former president Donald Trump in Florida.

It was their first public meeting since Johnson became speaker in November. It comes as some members of Johnson's party are calling for him to be removed from his leadership post.

But the former president says he believes the speaker is doing a "very good job".

House Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to remove Johnson three weeks ago. Greene accused the speaker of aligning with Democrats on the issue of Ukraine aid.

"We're getting along very well with the speaker and I get along very well with Marjorie," Trump said after the meeting at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. "It's not an easy situation for any speaker, I think he's doing a very good job and he's doing about as good as you're going to do."

At the news conference with Trump, Johnson said he will push forward with a bill that would require voters to prove that they are US citizens and require states to remove non-citizens from voter rolls. The speaker alleged that Democrats "want to turn these people into voters" and suggested that local welfare benefit offices are pushing immigrants to register to vote.
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