October 27, 2023
In a 220-209 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives elected Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson as House speaker on Wednesday.
In a statement posted to X immediately following his victory, Johnson stated his intention to “advance a comprehensive conservative policy agenda, combat the harmful policies of the Biden Administration, and support our allies abroad.”
While addressing his colleagues following the vote, Johnson brought attention to God’s authority. "I believe that Scripture, the Bible, is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority. He raised up each of you. And I believe God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here to this specific moment in this time."
Many conservatives are celebrating this victory, including Tony Perkins, the head of Family Research Council. "I believe God has answered our prayers with his election," he said. "Mike will be the America First Speaker we need and will lead with spiritual insight and political courage."
Prominent pro-life leaders are also celebrating Johnson’s win. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, called Johnson "a longtime defender of constitutional principles, chief among them the right to life" who has "boldly championed life as an activist, litigator, state legislator, and as a member of Congress."
"These strong credentials will help him lead the pro-life movement in this exciting and challenging new era as speaker of the House," she continued.
You can also view the statement I issued to the press here.
This is a major victory for the conservative movement and a first for the state of Louisiana!