April 19, 2024
Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson addresses the Home of Representatives after being elected. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

Speaker Mike Johnson would be the featured attraction at a Newport Seaside dinner Wednesday elevating funds to aim to elect extra Republicans to the Home.

Tickets vary from $1,000 — which admits one particular person to the 6 p.m. dinner — to $50,000, which purchasers are designated as occasion chairs and obtain two dinner tickets with head desk seating, two tickets to a 5 p.m. VIP reception and the chance to take an image with Johnson, R-Louisiana, in line with an invite obtained by Metropolis Information Service.

Different ticket packages are priced at $3,300, the person contribution restrict to a candidate for one election, $6,600 and $25,000.

Reps. Younger Kim, R-Anaheim Hills, and Michelle Metal, R-Seal Seaside, are additionally set to attend, together with former Assemblyman Scott Baugh, who’s in search of the forty seventh District seat which Rep. Katie Porter, D-Irvine, relinquished to unsuccessfully run for the Senate seat previously held by the late Dianne Feinstein, and small enterprise proprietor Matt Gunderson, who’s difficult Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, which straddles Orange and San Diego counties.

Kim, Metal, Baugh and Gunderson are among the many beneficiaries of the fundraiser, together with Johnson, Reps. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, Ken Calvert, R-Corona, John Duarte, R-Modesto, David Valadao, R-Hanford, Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln, who’s difficult Rep. Josh More durable, D-Tracy, and the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee, the political arm of the Home Republicans.

Johnson was elected speaker Oct. 25 following the unprecedented ouster of Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, filed a movement to vacate the speaker’s chair March 22, threatening to oust Speaker Mike Johnson simply months after he ascended to the speakership.

“I filed the movement to vacate right this moment, nevertheless it’s extra of a warning and a pink slip,” Greene informed reporters outdoors the U.S. Capitol. “I respect our convention. I paid all my dues to my convention. I’m a member in good standing and I don’t want to inflict ache on my convention and to throw the Home in chaos.

“However that is principally a warning and it’s time for us to undergo the method, take our time and discover a new Speaker of the Home that may stand with Republicans and our Republican majority as an alternative of standing with the Democrats.”

In an look Sunday on the Fox Information Channel political discuss present, “Sunday Night time In America With Trey Gowdy,” Johnson stated, known as the movement a “distraction.”

“I feel that every one of my different Republican colleagues acknowledge it is a distraction from our mission,” Johnson stated. “Once more, the mission is to avoid wasting the Republic. And the one approach we will do that’s if we develop the Home majority, win the Senate and win the White Home. So we don’t want any dissension proper now.”

The movement was filed on the final day earlier than the Home started its Easter recess, which is able to run by way of Monday. The movement shouldn’t be anticipated to be heard as a result of it was not submitted as “privileged.” Johnson stated he has been texting with Greene and expects to satisfy together with her early subsequent week when the Home returns.

“Marjorie is a good friend. She may be very pissed off about, for instance, the final appropriations payments. Guess what? So am I.

“…With the smallest margin in U.S. historical past, we’re typically going to get laws that we don’t like. And the Democrats know that once we don’t all stand collectively, with our razor-thin majority, then they’ve a greater negotiation place, and that’s why we’ve obtained a number of the issues we didn’t like.”

-Metropolis Information Service