According to the news agency reutersIn a noon vote on October 25 (US time), 220 Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives supported Mr. Johnson, while no Democratic lawmakers approved.
Meanwhile, Democratic nominee House Judiciary Committee Chairman Hakeem Jeffries received only 209 votes.
Congressman Mike Johnson’s victory ended a political crisis that had lasted 22 days since Mr Kevin McCarthy was suddenly ousted as Speaker of the House of Representatives on October 3 – the first such incident in 234 years. American history.
The new Speaker of the US House of Representatives will have to face many urgent problems. Speaking before MPs, Mr Johnson said his first action as leader of the House of Representatives was to introduce a resolution to support Israel in its conflict with Hamas gunmen.
Mr Johnson said: “The first bill I will introduce soon will be in support of Israel and it is too late to get it done now.” He also warned that “America’s greatest ally in the Middle East is under attack”.
On October 25, the US House of Representatives elected Congressman Mike Johnson to head this agency. Photo: Reuters
Mr Johnson said he would push forward with the budget bill to ensure the US government does not shut down after the November 17 deadline.
The new speaker of the US House of Representatives said he will prioritize border security and establish a bipartisan committee to consider ways to resolve the $33 trillion public debt.
Additionally, they must meet US President Joe Biden’s request to spend $106 billion on aid to Israel, Ukraine and US border security.
Mr Johnson once faced attacks from Ukraine supporters in both parties for being critical of sending US funds to Kiev.
Mr Johnson said in May 2022: “We should not be sending $40 billion abroad when there is chaos at our borders, American mothers struggling to find formula for their babies, gas prices at rock-bottom levels. ” “Record highs and American families struggling to make ends meet without adequate oversight of where the aid money is going.”
As Speaker of the House, Mr. Johnson now faces the same challenges that forced his predecessor McCarthy from office. The reality is that with the Democratic majority in the Senate and Mr Biden occupying the White House, no legislation can currently be passed without bipartisan support in Washington.
Mr Mike Johnson, 51, has been a member of the US House of Representatives since 2016 and is the fourth candidate nominated by the Republican Party. The last three withdrew after several Republican lawmakers announced that they would not vote for him in the House of Representatives.
He was one of 100 Republican congressmen to sign in support of a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, supporting the former US President’s stance. . Donald Trump.
In this race for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Johnson was enthusiastically endorsed by Mr. Trump.