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So, who is Mike Johnson?

In the last 22 days of the chaos caucus' in-fighting, we have met a lot of characters — from McCarthy to Scalise, Scott, Donalds, Jordan, Emmer, and now Louisiana's Mike Johnson.

With every new name they threw in the hat, we learned a little bit more about the direction the GOP wants to go with leadership in Congress. Here is what you need to know about their newly-elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson:

  1. On democracy: Mike was an architect of the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. He filed the amicus brief for Texas to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin over their election rules and results.
  2. On reproductive freedom: Mike supports a sweeping nationwide abortion ban, outlawing critical reproductive health care from the moment of fertilization.
  3. On LGBTQIA+ rights: Mike opposes LGBTQIA+ civil rights, and has penned support of damaging conversion 'therapy' approaches. Johnson introduced deeply problematic legislation similar to the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, that would prohibit public schools and libraries from mentioning gender.
  4. Science: Mike chooses to disregard science on the most pressing issue of our time — climate change. Despite ample evidence, he denies climate change exists at all.

As a reminder: House Democrats are eager to get back to work. We must take expedient action to pass a budget, to lower costs for working families, to tackle climate change, and make our communities safer. It is abundantly clear: we have to head into this election season strong and ready to take back the House majority if we are going to accomplish anything. Will you make a contribution of $19 to my campaign today?

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Posted on October 25, 2023.