Nevada’s Lee calls new House Speaker Johnson an extremist

Rep. August Pfluger of Texas congratulates Speaker Mike Johnson on his election to Speaker of...
Rep. August Pfluger of Texas congratulates Speaker Mike Johnson on his election to Speaker of the House of Representatives(Office of August Pfluger)
Published: Oct. 25, 2023 at 12:10 PM PDT
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WASHINGTON D.C. (KOLO) - U.S. Representative Susie Lee accused the House GOP of prioritizing extremism after they voted to elect Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson Speaker of the House.

The House GOP elected a new leader on Wednesday, three weeks after ousting then Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

In a statement, Lee had this to say:

“After more than three weeks of House Republican chaos bringing our work for the American people to a standstill, the House GOP has given up, caved in, and put extremism over common sense governance.

“Mike Johnson was a key architect of the treasonous plot to overturn the 2020 election. He has championed a national, total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, and he wants to slash your hard-earned social security benefits. At a time when Congress faces urgent pressures on a domestic and global scale, inexperienced extremism is not the answer.

“Republicans rejected every attempt Democrats made to work together on behalf of the American people. With a Republican majority in the House and Democratic majority in the Senate, bipartisanship is the only path forward.”