Who Is Mike Johnson?

Oct 25, 2023

Who Is Mike Johnson?

MADISON, Wis. — In the revolving door of Republican nominees for Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson has emerged as the latest candidate to lead a chamber driven into chaos by GOP dysfunction and extremism. Even as Mike Gallagher publicly doubts whether Johnson can overcome the GOP’s chaos, and Tom Tiffany cheers on the disarray in the House, here’s a few things you need to know about the GOP circus’ latest ringleader.

“Yet again, Wisconsin Republicans are lining up behind an extreme candidate for House Speaker who is deeply out of step with Wisconsin values,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund. “Mike Johnson has made a career out of attacking the hard-earned Social Security and Medicare benefits Wisconsinites depend on, gleefully celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and helped quarterback efforts to overturn the 2020 election. At a time when Wisconsinites are seeking bold leadership in Washington to help make child care more affordable and accessible, grow jobs, and protect the Social Security and Medicare benefits they’ve worked hard for, Wisconsin Republicans are falling in line behind a candidate for Speaker who will only deliver more gridlock, chaos and extremism.”