By Ryan Gildersleeve
On the 22nd day since Kevin McCarthy’s removal from the position of house speaker, it appears there may be movement in the realm of filling the seat as house republicans have nominated Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson for the role.
The right wing of the house of representatives has been searching rigorously for somebody they can agree on as a collective, and Johnson might fit that roll perfectly.
Johnson reportedly has made little to no political enemies during his tenure in Washington, and with a House vote on the matter coming as soon as this afternoon, you wont have to wait long to find out.
In a quick press conference of sorts following the republican meetings yesterday, Johnson stated, “This House Republican majority is united… We’re going to serve the people of this country. We’re going to restore their faith in Congress, this institution of government. America is the last, best hope of man on the Earth. Abraham Lincoln said it, Ronald Reagan used to remind us all the time, and we’re here to remind you of that, again.”
The deciding factor will be whether or not Johnson is able to garner 217 votes out of his own party. The prior attempts at electing a speaker traditionally have failed miserably, and with party lines drawn deeper in the sand than ever, nobody truly knows what will happen.
With that being said, we at News Central will keep you updated if and when new information surfaces.