Mike Johnson elected House speaker

Mike Johnson is the new House speaker of the US House of Representatives, as of October 25, 2023.

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson

Johnson was sworn in as the 56th speaker of the House after weeks of infighting and chaos among House Republicans.

He is a Republican congressman from Louisiana who is a close ally of former President Donald Trump and a staunch conservative.

He won the speaker election with 220 votes, defeating the Democratic candidate Nancy Pelosi, who got 209 votes.

He became the fourth Republican nominee to become speaker since Kevin McCarthy’s ouster on October 4, 2023, after three previous candidates failed to secure enough support from their party.

He is also the least experienced speaker in decades, having served in the House only since 2016.

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