The new Republican Speaker of the House is under immense pressure. He’s already being attacked on many fronts.
And House Speaker Mike Johnson was just assaulted by radical Leftists, but it’s backfiring big-time.
In effect, Daily Beast columnist and Leftist surrogate Matt Fuller claimed that Louisiana’s new Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson does not have the personal wealth necessary of an oligarch.
To support his claim that “Mike Johnson doesn’t have any retirement savings, own a single stock, or have any assets at all,” Fuller shared the Daily Beast smear piece “Does New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson Have a Bank Account?” on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.
“He has less than $5,000 in his bank account. He’s got a 250-500K mortgage, a home equity loan, and a personal loan. So what’s his retirement plan? To lobby?”
Mike Johnson doesn't have any retirement savings, own a single stock, or have any assets at all. He has less than $5,000 in his bank account.
He's got a 250-500K mortgage, a home equity loan, and a personal loan.
So what's his retirement plan? To lobby? https://t.co/xPzUPqqc4w
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 1, 2023
Conservatives reacted with disbelief.
“So he can relate to the struggles that we’re all out here having? I’m supposed to be angry at this?” podcaster Joey Mannarino shared to his X account.
So he can relate to the struggles that we’re all out here having?
I’m supposed to be angry at this?
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) November 1, 2023
Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz pointed out the ludicrousness of Fuller’s remarks.
“The Daily Beast is furious that Johnson isn’t rich, corrupt or rich from being corrupt. He doesn’t have shady business deals. He doesn’t trade stocks as a congressman. Cry more, I guess?” Gaetz shared.
The Daily Beast is furious that @SpeakerJohnson isn’t rich, corrupt or rich from being corrupt.
He doesn’t have shady business deals. He doesn’t trade stocks as a congressman.
Cry more, I guess? 🤷♂️ https://t.co/eRVtp9p0u7
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 1, 2023
Good ol’ average Americans took to X to put Fuller on blast as well, highlighting just how ridiculous it is to criticize Johnson for not being extremely wealthy.
Are you suggesting he steal/grift like most politicians?
— 🇺🇸 Don Goyo (He/Haw) 🇺🇸 (@GSCollins99) November 1, 2023
Fuller’s criticism of Johnson is revealing on numerous levels, nearly to the point of being unbelievable.
Just picture yourself thinking that the general public would agree with such a criticism. To what extent does a journalist need to be removed from the lives of average Americans in order to arrive at that conclusion?
Also, try to put yourself in the shoes of Daily Beast readers who are obviously starving for partisan hit pieces. If the strongest argument that the established media can muster against Mike Johnson is that he does not have a lot of money, then the speaker’s reputation appears to be safe.
Unfortunately, those remarks exposed the function of mainstream media. Most importantly, they provide cover for the elite.
This is, however, only occasionally shown. In most cases, they will not openly acknowledge the hush-hush details. The argument that “we do not trust you because you have not yet proven corruptible” rarely flies with the general public.
Fuller is apparently just unclever enough to tell everyone what the media and the entire radical Left truly thinks about anyone who isn’t a part of the elite circle of the wealthy and powerful.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.