People For the American Way

People For the American Way Reacts to Election of Speaker Mike Johnson


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Washington D.C. – Following the election of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as Speaker of the House, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Once again, House Republicans have shown that Donald Trump is their master and they will do whatever he orders them to do. This time, the GOP has obediently elected hard-right, MAGA Rep. Mike Johnson as Speaker. Johnson is an election denier who has indulged in some of the most noxious, racist, white nationalist conspiracy theories out there. He’s on record raging about immigration and embracing nationalist “great replacement” and “invasion” rhetoric. He supports a national abortion ban and opposes equal rights for LGBTQ+ Americans. Instead of electing someone like Johnson who is so out of step with the American people, House Republicans should have listened to voices of reason and pursued a power-sharing agreement that might have allowed the House to get the serious work of this country done. ”


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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: