Not only did he know that the European Parliament had proposed the laws, he also knew that the United Kingdom government opposed them - because he explicitly called out ministers on the issue at the time. He said: "I am disappointed David felt that he had to leave the government".
"Supported at every level of UK Government"?
Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, said the government would continue its work.
"We are leaving no stone unturned as we prepare to leave the European Union and this will not change".
He says it's still more likely than not the terms of Brexit will be agreed upon by the deadline in March 2019.
"Further confusion to add to the catalogue of disarray".
However the Daily Mail reported Mr Rees-Mogg said Mr Johnson would make a "brilliant" prime minister.
The former Foreign Secretary wrote: "we seem to have gone backwards since the last Chequers meeting in February, when I described my frustrations, as Mayor of London, in trying to protect cyclists from juggernauts". "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honoring the result of the referendum".
Julien Hoez, a policy analyst with Vocal Europe, an online news service, believes the prime minister is going to be safe from a leadership challenge.
Senior backbencher Bernard Jenkin MP said there had been a "massive haemorrhage of trust" in Mrs May.
"And it would be a split coming from the top, not from the members of the Conservative Party across the country".
To trigger a no-confidence vote in the PM, 15% of Tory MPs must write to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, now Sir Graham Brady.
Sir Graham refused to say whether he had received any such letters.
Johnson resigned earlier Monday, less than 24 hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis and junior Brexit minister Steve Baker quit their posts in protest of how May's government is handling Britain's separation from the European Union.
"His replacement will be announced shortly".
Hunt said he would be standing "four square" behind the Prime Minister in her efforts to secure a Brexit deal.
Jeremy was a pro-Remain voter in the Brexit referendum and he has a very strong background in law.
The latest turmoil comes at the beginning of an already busy week for May, which includes a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and President Trump's much-anticipated visit to the U.K. He and May are scheduled to meet on Friday.