Newly-elected Speaker Johnson isn’t taking any prisoners. He’s looking to reshape Congress for good.
And Mike Johnson sent Democrats into a tailspin with his first act as House Speaker.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that the entirety of his worldview could be obtained if one simply were to “go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it.”
Johnson was voted to succeed departed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Wednesday after receiving unanimous Republican support — and taking on three other nominees for the role — and spoke with Hannity about getting back to business in the House of Representatives.
Speaker Mike Johnson tonight: “Someone asked me today in the media, ‘People are curious, what does Mike Johnson think about any issue?’ I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my worldview.” pic.twitter.com/ylMWX1XVJy
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 27, 2023
“Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘It’s curious, people are curious. What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’” Johnson told Hannity of the intense media scrutiny he’d seen since taking on his new role.
“I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it – that’s my worldview.’ That’s what I believe and so I make no apologies for it,” he said.
“That’s your personal worldview,” Hannity pressed, and Johnson confirmed: “That’s my personal worldview.”
Johnson brought his Bible with him to deliver his first speech as House Speaker, in which he reminded every other member of Congress that he believed they were all called by God to use their gifts to serve the American people to the best of their abilities.
Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA): "Scripture, the Bible, is very clear: God is the one that raises up those in authority. All of us … [Marxism and Communism] begin with the premise that there is no God." pic.twitter.com/VCh4kKHdQC
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) October 25, 2023
Johnson was also among a tiny group of House members who chose to lift up the Speaker’s race in prayer back in January, when McCarthy had to fight his way through more than a dozen ballots before being elected.
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) shared a snapshot of the scene immediately before Wednesday’s vote, writing, “In January, Congressman Mike Johnson joined me on the House floor while we were in a deadlock over who would be our next Speaker.”
“We lifted up the speaker’s race to the Lord and asked for his divine guidance. Immediately after the prayer, 14 members changed their votes, ultimately leading to Speaker McCarthy securing the gavel by the end of the day.”
“Mike Johnson is a strong conservative, but above all else, he is a strong Christian. He’s not afraid to look to his faith for guidance. America needs that more than ever in the U.S. House,” he added.
You can imagine why Democrats aren’t fans of political leaders bringing up the Bible.
It’s just one more stumbling block in the path of their agenda.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.