Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana secured enough votes to be confirmed as the next House Speaker.
This is excellent news!
Speaker Johnson has been a strong supporter of President Trump and a staunch supporter of pro-life and other important conservative policy issues.
Check this clip of Speaker Johnson attacking Roe v. Wade:
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Mike Johnson attacks Roe v. Wade, insisting that if only women were compelled to bring more "able-bodied workers" into the world, Republicans wouldn’t need to slash Social Security and Medicare. pic.twitter.com/RGzg09TYEW
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) October 25, 2023
Fox News shares more on the story:
Rep. Mike Johnson was elected by the House to become the next speaker as Republicans rallied behind their fourth nominee to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Johnson could afford only a handful of defections from his fellow Republicans in the chamber-wide vote, but unlike prior candidates, there were no defections to his candidacy from his party.
He won 220 votes, needing around 217 to become speaker.
From everything I have read about Speaker Johnson, I’m happy to say he’s our new Speaker.
Only time will tell if he proves to be a true Republican or just another RINOs.
Republicans are collectively cheering on X over the news:
Mike Johnson gets an F for supporting Ukraine
This means he gets an A+ for supporting Republican voter interests! pic.twitter.com/HFaZwJPF6r
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 25, 2023
Mike Johnson wins Speaker of the House.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 25, 2023
🚨 #BREAKING: MIKE JOHNSON HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Mike has pledged to release the January 6th footage promptly, KILL the omnibus spending bills, and is hated by leftist Rep. Adam Schiff
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) October 25, 2023
And of course.
Leftists are furious over this:
Mike Johnson is a hateful little bigot, an insurrectionist, and a Putin apologist.
Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/NL05FNCWnQ
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) October 25, 2023
But that is just more proof that we did something right!
CNBC News shares more on the new Speaker:
Johnson later said that in a second internal vote, after he was nominated, every member in the room had backed Johnson’s bid, including those who initially voted for other candidates.
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York pitched Johnson as a unity candidate for Republicans in her nomination speech Wednesday, describing him as “a friend to all and an enemy to none.”
Rep. Pete Aguilar of California, a Democrat, said the GOP was simply appeasing Trump, who has endorsed Johnson for speaker.
The Louisiana Republican’s nomination Tuesday came just hours after Majority Whip Tom Emmer was forced to abandon his bid for speaker.
Emmer’s candidacy suffered a fatal blow when Trump came out publicly against him, deriding the majority whip as a fake Republican.
Trump basically endorsed Johnson for speaker in a post on Truth Social Wednesday, encouraging House Republicans to vote for the Louisianan.
“GOP was simply appeasing Trump.”
The Republican base loves President Trump, so his endorsement carries a lot of weight.
Just look at Emmer.
President Trump called him out for the RINO he is, and he dropped the race.
Because without President Trump’s endorsement, there was no hope that he would win the race.
Let’s wait and see how Speaker Johnson handles his new position.