Election Denier Elected Speaker

Written by Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President for Governmental and Political Affairs | Published: October 25, 2023


Mike Johnson has no business being in Congress, let alone being the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

He was a leader of the failed effort to overturn the 2020 election and keep the loser in power. He is a rabid opponent of reproductive freedom and has suggested that Republicans will cut Social Security and Medicare unless women are denied the right to abortion and are forced to bear more “able-bodied workers.” He opposes the right to contraceptives. He has called for the criminalization of homosexuality. He has supported efforts to deny women around the world access to birth control and safe abortion.

House Republicans had a chance to pull their party back from MAGA anti-democratic extremism and choose a speaker who would work to make government work for all people. Instead, they gave us this. Mike Johnson is a disaster, and every Republican who voted to make him Speaker must answer for the policy positions they elevated.

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