Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., announced that he was “all in for President Trump” during an interview on Capitol Hill with CNBC on “Squawk Box,” stating that he expected Trump to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024.
He explained, “I have endorsed him wholeheartedly. Look, I was one of the closest allies that President Trump had in Congress. He had a phenomenal first term…I’m all in for President Trump. I expect he’ll be our nominee…and he’s going to win it, and we HAVE to make Biden a one-term president.”
Speaker Johnson won the gavel in the House of Representatives after a contentious inner struggle among GOP members of Congress, resulting in the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as the previous Speaker of the House.
Johnson mainly evaded the national spotlight until he was elected the next Speaker. Conservatives across the nation have since wondered if Speaker Johnson would be more or less MAGA-friendly than McCarthy was.
In his first big interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Johnson outlined his vision for leading the House, heralding his strong support for Israel, the Second Amendment, and the pro-life movement.
Johnson has also voiced his support for House Republicans’ continued investigation of Joe Biden’s alleged corruption amid months-long digging into documentation of himself and his family’s reported payoffs from foreign business associates.
In terms of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, Speaker Johnson recently wrote on X, “They are following the truth where it leads, and they have my full support as they continue the impeachment inquiry into President Biden.”
According to a report from the New York Post, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has stated that Republicans will decide in 2024 whether they will move forward on the impeachment process, depending on where the evidence takes them.