The political landscape has dramatically shifted with the Republican-led House of Representatives electing Rep. Mike Johnson as the new House speaker on Wednesday.
This significant change in leadership comes three weeks after the dramatic ouster of Kevin McCarthy, ushering in a new era of GOP leadership.
Rep. Mike Johnson, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and a prominent figure in the failed efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, now assumes the role of House speaker.
This places him at the helm of the deeply divided House Republican majority, with the specter of a looming government shutdown.
Prior to Rep. Johnson’s election, the Republicans grappled with three unsuccessful attempts to rally behind a new speaker nominee. Ultimately, the party found unity in Mike Johnson, a conservative lawmaker whose national profile had previously remained relatively low.