After weeks of disarray and dysfunction, a floor vote today confirmed Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) as the new Speaker of the House. Accountable.US executive director Tony Carrk released the following statement:

“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 radical abortion bans and introduced a national “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and boasts a voting record deeming him one of the most extreme members of the Republican conference. A Speaker Johnson means more of the same from the MAGA majority: pointless partisan political stunts, peddling dangerous conspiracies, and ultimately, undermining American democracy. The extreme faction has always pulled the strings with House Republicans, and Speaker Johnson triples down on that.”

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