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Rep. Mike Johnson Voted In As Speaker Of The House

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After weeks of the GOP struggling to agree on a speaker for the House, the Republicans have finally elected Louisiana Representative, Mike Johnson as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. This comes about after weeks of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Republican leadership in the House.


Rep. Mike Johnson posted on X (formerly Twitter) after being selected as the new Speaker: 


“It is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected the 56th Speaker of the House. Thank you to my colleagues, friends, staff, and family for the unmatched support throughout this process. 


It has been an arduous few weeks, and a reminder that the House is as complicated and diverse as the people we represent. The urgency of this moment demands bold, decisive action to restore trust, advance our legislative priorities, and demonstrate good governance. Our House Republican Conference is united, and eager to work.  


As Speaker, I will ensure the House delivers results and inspires change for the American people. We will restore trust in this body. We will advance a comprehensive conservative policy agenda, combat the harmful policies of the Biden Administration, and support our allies abroad. And we will restore sanity to a government desperately in need of it. Let’s get back to work.”


Rep. Mike Johnson has served Louisiana for 7 years in the House and was mentored by Rep. Jim Jordan, who was also considered for the Speakership. Rep. Johnson also served on Donald Trump’s legal team during both of the impeachment attempts against him, of which he was exonerated in both trials. 


Former Speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy was ousted from the speakership on Oct. 3rd in an effort led by Rep. Matt Gaetz after the House narrowly avoided a government shutdown a few days prior. Rep. McCarthy posted on X congratulating Rep. Johnson on being selected for Speaker of the House: “.@RepMikeJohnson is a friend, fighter, and principled conservative who can get the job done. He has my full support as Speaker. We’ll keep working together to put our country first and fulfill our Commitment to America.”

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