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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Speaker Mike Johnson

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Washington, October 25, 2023 | Freedom Alexander Murphy | comments

Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding Rep. Mike Johnson’s ascension to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: 

“It is unfortunate and unsurprising that the candidate House Republicans chose to rescue their Party from the infighting and self-dealing that ousted their own leader and left our country without a House Speaker for the first time in history, is a MAGA extremist who plotted with former President Trump to overturn the 2020 election. This alone should disqualify anyone from becoming House Speaker and sitting second in line to the presidency, and yet for the Republicans it was not. 

“We arrived at this moment because of House Republicans’ chaos which, for 22 days, spilled into public view and brought the House to a standstill. Instead of joining with House Democrats on charting a bipartisan path forward, House Republicans unanimously elected a Trump-backed extremist who wants to criminalize abortion and cut programs like Social Security and Medicare. 

“The Congressional Black Caucus will continue to push back on House Republicans’ extreme MAGA ideologies that threaten our democracy, strip away our fundamental freedoms and put our nation on the precipice of defaulting on our debt time and again.” 


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