Biden Unfit for Oval Office: Speaker Johnson Shuts Down Senate Bill, Blasts President

In a bold move that underscores his commitment to America First principles, Speaker Johnson has put a stop to a Senate bill that sought to funnel billions in foreign aid, sidestepping critical domestic issues such as border security. This special report dives into the fiery press conference where Johnson didn't just shut down the bill but also blasted President Biden for his mishandling of classified information and overall incompetence. Johnson's stance sends a clear message: American leadership must prioritize the needs of its people over international aid. This report unpacks the implications of Johnson's actions, the reactions it has sparked, and what this means for the future of American policy and leadership. Don't miss our Final Thought, where we tie everything together, revealing why this moment is crucial for every American.

Colorado: Far-left House speaker denies recognition of families of Hamas victims

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Said Julie McCluskie: “I did not have assurances that members on both sides of the aisle would rise to the occasion, and I had concerns that continuing to bring this issue into the chamber would have had long term detrimental impacts on how we are able to work together for the people of Colorado.”

Yet far-left Democrats are the ones who have caused all the troubles regarding civility in the Colorado House chamber. McCluskie likely didn’t want to appear to be pro-Israel when the Democrats’ thoroughly and efficiently propagandized far-left base passionately hates the Jewish state.

“Families of Hamas victims denied Colo state House visit by Democrat leader,” Colorado Peak Politics, February 6, 2024:

Decorum in the state legislature sunk to an embarrassing new low this week under the rule of Democrat House Speaker Julie McCluskie.

Several dignitaries and family members of some of those kidnapped in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel were denied recognition on the House floor.

They were banned by McCluskie who admitted she could not maintain civility among the lawmakers to treat the visitors and victims with civility.

Instead, McCluskie demanded respect for the radicals who have recently behaved so abhorrently towards Jewish lawmakers, that at least one has resigned in frustration.

“We must respect the deep personal connections members in this chamber have to this ongoing tragedy. I did not have assurances that members on both sides of the aisle would rise to the occasion, and I had concerns that continuing to bring this issue into the chamber would have had long term detrimental impacts on how we are able to work together for the people of Colorado.”

Nice try McCluskie, but it’s your Democrats like Elisabeth Epps who protested from the House gallery and heckled Jewish lawmakers on the floor who are the problem.

Then there’s Tim Hernandez who took down the U.S. flag on his desk and replaced it with a flag that represents Palestinians….

After his guests were blocked by McCluskie at the last minute, the dignitaries were instead honored in the Senate chambers….

Meet HOUSE SPEAKER Mike Johnson: 5 Things You Need to Know About Him

Meet Mike Johnson: 5 Things You Need to Know About Our New House Speaker
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Now that the dust has settled on the election for House Speaker, it’s time to learn more about the man the House chose to lead it. Who is Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), and why is he a good choice to lead the House?

Mike Johnson is a 51-year-old attorney from Benton, La., who has represented Louisiana’s 4th district since 2017. That district stretches from the northwest corner to the center of the Pelican State. It’s a solid red district that has stayed Republican since 1997, and Johnson lives there with his wife, two daughters, and two sons.

But beyond the surface, there are plenty of reasons why Johnson is a wise choice for House Speaker. Here are just a few of them.

He’s a faithful Christian who fights for life and religious liberty.

Johnson doesn’t hide his deep Christian faith, and he allows it to guide his policy-making decisions. He’s solidly pro-life and has called for a nationwide ban on abortion. (Yes, I know your mileage may vary on that tactic, but it does demonstrate how committed he is to protecting the unborn.) He also unabashedly supports the traditional family.

“A just government protects life, honors marriage and family as the primary institutions of a healthy society, and embraces the vital cultural influences of religion and morality,” reads Johnson’s House website.

Johnson even put his money where his mouth is when it comes to his faith, serving as an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, an effective legal organization that helps protect religious liberty.

“So we are talking about a self-consciously committed evangelical Christian,” Albert Mohler summarized in his Briefing on Thursday. “We’re talking about an attorney who has put his reputation on the line to defend religious liberty. We’re talking about someone who clearly is willing to identify with evangelical Christians as an evangelical Christian, and he comes with a great deal of experience, not only as a legislator, both in Louisiana and now in the House of Representatives, but also as a litigator and attorney with Christian commitments.”

Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani writes in the New Republic, “Johnson is also an evangelical Christian who has said, ‘My faith informs everything I do.’” And that sets off alarm bells on the left. That alone is enough to make conservative Christians love him even more.

Related: Here’s Why the Left Hates Mike Johnson

He stood up for Donald Trump when Democrats impeached him.

Both Johnson and Trump came into office in 2017, and their relationship got off to a rocky start. Johnson found himself unable to support the GOP’s Trump-backed legislative efforts to repeal Obamacare because he thought it was “haphazardly drawn,” but he and Trump became staunch allies when Johnson helped file an amicus brief supporting the president during the 2020 impeachment proceedings.

This led the Shreveport Times to refer to Johnson as “a trusted member of Donald Trump’s inner circle.” Why is this important? The way things stand right now, Trump looks to be the most likely Republican nominee for 2024. Having the support of key congressional leaders like Johnson could help sway some reluctant voters to the former president’s side.

He supports Israel and questions the blank-check approach to Ukraine.

One of Johnson’s first acts as House Speaker was to pass House Resolution 771, “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.” An overwhelming 410 members of Congress voted in favor of it.

Johnson also has expressed his concerns about the fact that the U.S. is passing money to Ukraine hand over fist with little accountability. “Like other conservatives, he has voiced concerns over freely handing out money like party favors to Ukraine and wants to see more accountability for where that money is and who it is going to,” notes Joe Cunningham at RedState.

“Republicans for Ukraine” gave Johnson a grade of F.

I’m sure the new House Speaker is losing sleep over that.

He has the support of conservatives in Congress.

During Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) brief tenure as House Speaker, everyone cast a suspicious eye on him. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), and Steve Scalise (R-La.) couldn’t gin up enough support to get over the line. But Johnson has the support of many conservatives in the House.

“I am proud to congratulate my friend, Mike Johnson, on becoming the 56th Speaker of the House of Representatives. A fellow conservative and a man of deep Christian faith, Mike believes in this country, our Constitution, American values, and the American way of life — and he isn’t afraid to fight for them,” said Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) in a statement.

Roy added, “It is time to lead. It is time to fight. It is time for the American people to win again. We have a solemn duty upon us and a great task ahead of us; I look forward to continuing that work with Speaker Johnson and the rest of my colleagues. Onward.”

My congressman, Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.), said, “Today, I proudly voted for now-Speaker Mike Johnson on the House floor. After ten months of infighting over personalities and politics, I am grateful that our majority has rallied behind a strong conservative, an effective legislator, and a trusted, well-liked man to lead our conference. Mike Johnson is simply the right man for this moment, and I look forward to working with him to put America First and get our country back on a path to fiscal and economic prosperity. Let’s get to work!”

My colleague Spencer Brown at Townhall detailed some more of the reactions:

“Mr. Johnson is a proven conservative,” said Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN). “I was honored to work with him on the Judiciary Committee, and I am confident that, as a speaker, he will move forward with an agenda that reflects the values and priorities of the American people.”

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) said Johnson “is honorable, smart,” and has “done a good job of bringing together members of different viewpoints to deliver conservative victories for the American people.”

“Throughout his time in Congress, Speaker Johnson has been a consistent and passionate champion of conservative principles, and I look forward to working alongside him and all House Republicans to deliver on the promises we made to the American people,” stated Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO).

These sorts of encomia are hard to ignore. Conservatives have a lot of confidence in Johnson, and so should we.

Related: Is Mike Johnson the Right Man in This ‘Time for Choosing?’

He’s nice.

Wait, wut? Isn’t a Speaker of the House supposed to be a bulldog and an aggressive go-getter? That might be the case most of the time, but Johnson’s demeanor, which is part of his Christian lifestyle, can help him tremendously.

For starters, Johnson’s niceness makes it easier for people to get along with him, even when they don’t agree with him. An easygoing personality can defuse a lot of difficult circumstances.

Mohler explained the other aspect of Johnson’s nice disposition: he hasn’t made enemies so far in his time in Congress. He also pointed out that Johnson reflects his Christian faith in the way he comports himself.

“Now you say, it might not be the most important thing that the Republicans would elect a speaker who is nice,” Mohler stated. “On the other hand, that is also a biblical issue. The biblical issue simply tells us that we are to treat people with respect. We are to seek to get along with people in goodwill. That is a matter of Christian testimony.”

I believe that Mike Johnson is the man that we need holding the gavel at this time. In the Old Testament book of Esther, Queen Esther’s uncle told his niece, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” This is Mike Johnson’s time. Pray for God to give him the strength to succeed.

‘AMERICA, WE HEAR YOU’: House Speaker Mike Johnson pledges ‘clarity and conviction’

 

Mike Johnson addresses Congress after being elected House speaker

Mike Johnson Wins House Speaker Vote

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) applauds alongside fellow lawmakers as the House of Representatives holds an election for a new Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol on October 25, 2023 in Washington, DC. After a contentious nominating period that has seen four candidates over a three-week period, the House GOP conference selected Johnson as their most recent nominee to succeed former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) applauds alongside fellow lawmakers as the House of Representatives holds an election for a new Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol on October 25, 2023, in Washington, DC. After a contentious nominating period that has seen four candidates over a three-week period, the House GOP conference selected Johnson as their most recent nominee to succeed former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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10:52 AM – Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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The House has voted for Representative Mike Johnson to become the next Speaker of the House.

On Wednesday, in a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives voted for Johnson (R-La.) to fill the vacant speaker role.

Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was removed from his position after a historic vote on October 3rd. The House has been without a speaker for 22 days.

After a variety of nominees from the Republican party, Johnson won the party’s nomination late on Tuesday night. Prior to him winning the role, Steve Scalise (R-La.) was nominated. However, he dropped out before he was voted on by the House.

Later, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) won the party’s nomination and was voted on three times in the House. Yet, with each round of voting, he garnered less support from members of this party.  

Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) won the nomination after Jordan.

Soon after the announcement, 45th President Donald J. Trump took to his Truth Social social media account and bashed the representative by calling him a “Globalist RINO.” He also went on to say that Emmer was “out of touch with Republican voters.”

The Minnesota representative soon dropped out of the race following the former presidents' opposition.

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We Have a New House Speaker

BREAKING: We Have a New House Speaker
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Well, ladies and gentlemen, the drama is over. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), the latest candidate offered by the Republican caucus, was elected as the new Speaker of the House on Wednesday. After weeks of chaos, Republicans finally rallied behind their fourth speaker-designee on Wednesday afternoon. Johnson replaces former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was ousted earlier this month.Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the interim speaker, declared Johnson the “duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives” after the vote. There were no defections from Republican lawmakers this time around, with Johnson getting 220 votes.

Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries was also there and got 209 votes from his unified party. Democrats had hoped that Republican infighting might open up an opportunity for GOP defectors to elect Jeffries as speaker, but their dreams were shattered.

The New York Times appeared to lament the results, not only noting that Johnson is “the most junior lawmaker in decades to become speaker” but also that he may be “the most conservative.”

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“An evangelical Christian, Mr. Johnson is the former chairman of the Republican Study Committee and sponsored legislation to effectively bar the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity at any institution serving children younger than 10 that receives federal funds,” wrote Catie Edmondson of the New York Times. “He served on former President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment defense team, played a leading role in recruiting House Republicans to sign a legal brief supporting a lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 election results, and was an architect of Mr. Trump’s bid to object to certifying them in Congress on Jan. 6, 2021.”

“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,” Speaker Johnson said in a statement moments ago.

Many challenges await the new speaker, including government funding running out on November 17. One key issue facing Johnson will be aid to Israel. The Biden administration has sought to link aid to Israel with more aid to Ukraine. Biden recently sent a $100 billion aid request to Ukraine and Israel, most of which was allowed for Ukraine and much of it not even to assist its war effort against Russia. While Johnson has supported aid to Ukraine in the past, he has opposed recent efforts to continue throwing even more aid there.