WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mike Johnson was elected by the House Wednesday afternoon to become the next speaker as Republicans rallied behind their fourth nominee to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Johnson, who was in his second term as vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, won the Speaker’s gavel in a 220-209 vote over Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Following the floor vote, Representative Tiffany issued the following statement:
Today, Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) released the following statement after supporting Mike Johnson (LA-04) for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:
“All good things take time, and the House of Representatives got a conservative leader as a result of this process. Having served with Mike Johnson on the House Judiciary Committee, I have seen his dedicated work firsthand to protect all Americans’ constitutional rights. He is the conservative fighter the American people need to change Washington’s status quo, and I look forward to working with Speaker Johnson to reign in the Biden administration’s reckless spending, secure the border, and bring much-needed relief to the American people.”