House Republicans have finally agreed, after 22 days and four nominees, on their speaker: Rep. Mike Johnson (LA) — a “man of deep faith,” as Elise Stefanik introduced him — his faith being the church of MAGA.
The anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, Social Security and Medicare foe who tried, along with Donald Trump and disciples, to overthrow the 2020 election, received 220 of the 217 votes needed. Every Republican voted for the ultra-right candidate, who is now second in line to the presidency.
Johnson is best known for being the least experienced House speaker since 1883, “with just four terms in the House and no senior leadership roles or full committee chairmanships under his belt,” according to Time.
Earlier today, Hakeem Jeffries summarized Johnson best when he said on CNN, via The Hill, “He appears to be an extreme right-wing ideologue… Mike Johnson wants to criminalize abortion care and impose a nationwide ban. Mike Johnson was one of the chief architects of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mike Johnson also wants to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it. Those are extreme views.”
In other words, that’s all folks! The clown car has reached its final destination — smack dab in the center of MAGAland.