WASHINGTON, DC – Following a floor vote yesterday confirming extreme conservative Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) as the new Speaker of the House, his radical and deeply unpopular views have taken over the headlines. Recent reporting has detailed Speaker Johnson’s extremist anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion views, his extensive radical far-right voting record, and his leadership in election denial efforts.
Mike Johnson is a far-right extremist who led a desperate attempt to subvert democracy by overturning 2020 election results in key swing states, cheered national abortion bans and echoed radical anti-LGBTQ views, and boasts a voting record deeming him one of the most extreme members of the Republican conference. The extreme faction has always pulled the strings with House Republicans, and Speaker Johnson triples down on that,” said Accountable.US executive director Tony Carrk.
Here’s what people are saying about far-right extremist Speaker Johnson:
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