Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki bashed new House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson for his Christian faith.
Psaki while broadcasting live on MSNBC played a clip of Mike Johnson saying “Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘Well, it’s curious. People are curious, what does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?'” he said in the clip. “I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my worldview.’
The MSNBC host then commented on clip and stated “It’s not just his political ideology that should scare us. Johnson is basically a Christian fundamentalist.”
Watch Psaki here:
“His views on policy are essentially what you’d expect from a religious fundamentalist — they’re more divisive than divine.”
@jrpsaki on newly elected House speaker Mike Johnson. pic.twitter.com/DQs7uKnTiX
— Inside with Jen Psaki (@InsideWithPsaki) October 29, 2023
Here’s what Fox News reported:
Former White House press secretary turned MSNBC host Jen Psaki bashed the new Republican speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, for being a “religious fundamentalist” on her show, “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Sunday.
“First glance, Mike Johnson does seem fine,” Psaki said. “Fine-ish. Conservative, yes. But he once started a civility caucus with a Democrat. And I mean, if nothing else, he wears a suit and has glasses,” she continued. “How threatening can this guy actually be?”
Psaki played a clip of Johnson describing himself as a “Bible-believing Christian.”
“I am a Bible-believing Christian,” Johnson said. “Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘Well, it’s curious. People are curious, what does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?'” he said in the clip. “I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my worldview.’”
“You heard that right,” Psaki said in response to Johnson’s comments. “The Bible doesn’t just inform his worldview, it is his worldview.”
Later Psaki mocked Johnson’s faith by sharing “I would love to know what passage in the bible told Johnson to become one of the most important architects behind Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election…Was it god whispering in his ear to ignore the constitution?”
Jen Psaki queried on MSNBC about the biblical justification for Johnson's key role in Trump's 2020 election challenge, questioning if it was a divine message to disregard the constitution.
Psaki's adeptness was praised.
“I would love to know what passage in the bible told… pic.twitter.com/wfJqzgbzu7
— Brian Allen (@allenanalysis) October 29, 2023
Per Yahoo News:
MSNBC’s Jen Psaki on Sunday said the “obvious question” about new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is about how his religious convictions “square with his fierce loyalty” to former President Donald Trump, whose efforts to overturn the 2020 election Johnson staunchly backed.
Trump is “a guy who has been married multiple times, paid hush money to a porn star and joked about grabbing women,” noted Psaki, a former Biden White House press secretary. Johnson, meanwhile, has said his worldview can be found in the Bible, and has fiercely opposed LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.
“I would love to know what passage in the Bible told Johnson to become one of the most important architects behind Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election,” Psaki said. “Which passage? Was it God whispering in his ear to ignore the Constitution and disenfranchise millions of voters?”
Johnson “clearly envisions a country that’s less democratic and less tolerant,” Psaki added.