The position of Speaker of the House has traditionally come with a lot of conflict. But no one expected this much in Speaker Johnson’s first few weeks.
And now House Speaker Johnson is being undermined by his own party in this shocking way.
Mike Johnson has already had a tough time as Speaker of the House since being voted in, and surprisingly some of the opposition comes from his own party.
In new comments on a podcast, Former Representative Liz Cheney attacked Johnson and claimed he was “dangerous.”
She claims that Johnson’s role in the 2020 election makes him dangerous because he went along with President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud.
Cheney stated, “Mike is somebody who says that he’s committed to defending the Constitution. But that’s not what he did when we were all tested in the aftermath of the 2020 election.”
She added that she thought “He was acting in ways that he knew to be wrong. And, I think that the country unfortunately will come to see the measure of his character.”
Liz Cheney’s attacks on Johnson and his character might be surprising to some, but others have known of the animosity and strife between the two.
Johnson has already had a difficult time in his short tenure as House Speaker, and unfortunately, his battle will continue to be uphill.
When his own party will not thoroughly back him, there is going to be trouble.
Cheney has accused Johnson of attempting to “undermine our Republic” and many people have been outraged by her comments.
She said, “One of the reasons why somebody like Mike Johnson is dangerous is because when you have elected Republicans who know better, elected Republicans who know the truth but yet will go along with the efforts to undermine our republic, the efforts, frankly, that Donald Trump undertook to overturn the election.”
While many have opposed Johnson, he has also gained the support of the entire Republican party and he won the election to be Speaker which proved that current members of the House look to him for leadership and as someone they can rally behind.
According to Fox News, Johnson received the support of all the Republicans to rally the votes:
“Though a member of House GOP leadership, the rank-and-file caucus members rallied around Johnson as he won the support of both conservative and more moderate wings of the party,” Fox News reports.
And while some people might agree with Cheney, her anti-Trump and anti-America sentiment seemed to come out towards the end of her time in politics and it affected many people’s views of her.
And while Cheney claims, “In my view, he was willing to set aside what he knew to be the rulings of the courts, the requirements of the Constitution, in order to placate Donald Trump, in order to gain praise from Donald Trump, for political expedience. So it’s a concerning moment to have him be elected speaker of the House.”
Those who have heard Johnson speak, and those who know him well know that he is the leader that America needs right now.
Cheney lost much of her support when she supported investigating Trump for his role on Jan. 6th.
It is clear who the American people look to for their leadership, and it is certainly not Cheney or her supporters.
Cheney’s comments attacking Johnson are unfair, untrue, and biased, and they should be completely ignored.
The American people know who the real leaders are, and they know what we need right now: strong pro-America leadership.
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