House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) could escape any attempts by House Republicans to oust him as Speaker of the House as progressive Democrats have vowed to protect him.

In recent weeks, Johnson has gone against the majority of his Republican colleagues and sided with Democrats on issues such as Ukraine funding and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Johnson’s perceived betrayal has seen lawmakers such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) vow to oust him as speaker.

On Sunday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) vowed that he and some of his Democrat colleagues would save the speaker from Green’s motion to oust him.

“I’m a progressive Democrat and I think you would have a few progressive Democrats doing that,” Khanna told Jonathan Karl, host of ABC’s This Week. “And I disagree with Speaker Johnson on many issues and have been very critical of him. But he did the right thing here and he deserves to keep his job until the end of his term.”

Earlier in the interview, Khanna told Karl that Johnson deserved credit for helping pass some of the bills that received unanimous Democrat backing.

“He does,” Khanna said after Karl asked if Johnson deserved credit. “Look, we came into Congress together and he always cared about civility. He actually led the civility pledge. And he – we had one issue, which was to give individual votes. Don’t lump things together. And I give him credit for doing this. I would actually vote to table any motion to vacate him. You know, Congressman McCaul quoted Churchill. One of the things Churchill said is that America always exhausted every wrong option until doing the right thing. And this shows that American democracy still is very strong.”

Rep. Greene has, however, insisted that she will file the motion to oust Johnson regardless.

“It’s coming regardless of what Mike Johnson decides to do. And we have three more Republicans joining us for special elections coming up very soon. So people need to know this can happen,” Greene told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo over the weekend.