Who is Mike Johnson, US lawmaker elected House Speaker?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 26, 2023

New US House Speaker

Republican lawmaker Mike Johnson was tapped in as the 56th Speaker of the US House of Representatives, ending 3 weeks of political drama.

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Johnson leaves competition behind

Johnson left behind other candidates like Tom Emmer and Byron Donalds. The GOP leader secured votes of all 220 Republicans present in the chamber.

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Speaker's ties with Trump

Johnson is an ally of former President Trump, who said the new House Speaker will ‘make us all proud.’ Johnson backed Trump’s 2020 election claims.

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Stint as Representative

The GOP lawmaker represents Louisiana’s 4th District and is currently serving his fourth term in US Congress. He was elected in 2016.

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Johnson's educational qualifications

Johnson completed his Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the same institution.

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