Rand Paul attacks Mike Johnson for allegedly betraying conservatives

 April 15, 2024

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) for what he believes is betraying conservative voters by supporting trillion-dollar funding bills and the deep state's surveillance programs.

Johnson was selected to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and many hoped that he would be an upgrade from McCarthy's cowardly leadership.

Johnson has been exactly the opposite and has somehow been even weaker than McCarthy was. Johnson has folded in every situation where the slightest sign of a fight with Democrats or establishment Republicans pops up.

Paul tore into Johnson saying, "As I see it now, I'm not so sure there's a difference between Mike Johnson being in charge and Democrats being in charge. The debt, the deficit this year will be $1.5-2 trillion, and that's Mike Johnson's bill, he put it forward, he supported it with a minority of Republicans, with the majority of Democrats. This is not using the power of the purse, this is abdicating the power of the purse."

During Johnson's short time as House speaker, he has not had a single significant win to his name.

Johnson has been so abysmal that hardline Republicans want to remove him from his position, even if it will allow Democrats to take over the House.