Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) issued the following statement regarding his vote to table the motion to remove Representative Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“I agree with Speaker Mike Johnson on almost nothing. However, I have much respect for his decision to collaborate with the Democratic caucus to pass a strong bipartisan funding package and critical aid for our Ukrainian allies. He should not be removed from his position for standing up to the radical extremists of his party and choosing duty over chaos. That is why I joined Leader Hakeem Jeffries in voting to table the motion to remove Speaker Johnson brought forward today by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.”