UK defence minister 'leans towards' Johnson as PM again

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Friday that he was "leaning towards" supporting former prime minister Boris Johnson as the best candidate to succeed Liz Truss in Downing Street.

British Prime Minster Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's Questions, in London, Britain, Feb. 26, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

"At the moment, I would lean towards Boris Johnson," he told broadcasters, while noting that Johnson -- who was forced from office just last month -- still had "some questions to answer" over multiple scandals that tarred his three-year tenure.