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    House Speaker Mike Johnson Unaware of Desperate Need For Cigars

    Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson gets in big trouble with his own party after taking away the Capitol private cigar hideaway. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report.

    “Rep. Tom Cole’s shift to House Appropriations chair has created a quintessentially Capitol Hill problem:

    It’s left House Republicans without a private spot to enjoy cigars close to floor, and lawmakers are calling on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to find a solution.

    Why it matters: GOP lawmakers stressed to Axios the need for quiet places to gather off the House floor to bond, saying the loss of Cole’s “hideaway” — as such areas are known — has left a void Johnson should address.

    Given stark divisions and constant infighting in the House GOP conference, there’s an argument for any arrangement that could help this crop of lawmakers build relationships.”

    Read More Here: Scoop: GOP smokes Johnson over loss of Capitol cigar space

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