Mike Johnson has been elected the 56th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. House Republicans have been in a stalemate for weeks over who would become the next speaker.
How will this impact the Democrats and a Congress trying to pass legislation?
Joining the discussion:
- Spencer Critchley is a former advisor to President Barack Obama.
- Bill Crane is a political analyst and columnist.
- Joseph Williams is a former senior editor at U.S. News and World Report.
- Melik Abdul is a radio host and Republican strategist.
Republicans installed little-known Trump ally Mike Johnson as US House speaker, cementing the party’s rightward shift and ending a messy three-week succession fight that paralyzed legislative work https://t.co/ufA4D2C79Z
— Bloomberg (@business) October 25, 2023
Mike Johnson is a conservative Republican perhaps best known for his defense of former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. More on the new US House speaker: https://t.co/wmns9To0nN pic.twitter.com/djVRunYw9L
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 25, 2023