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Will ‘MAGA Mike’ Succeed as House Speaker?

via Fox News

Mike Johnson, the newly elected Speaker of the House, is seen by some as a protégé of former President Donald Trump who will implement a staunchly conservative agenda.

However, others believe that the realities of leadership will drive him to take a more pragmatic approach.

Johnson has outlined his government philosophy, emphasizing the need for compromise. (Trending: Donald Trump Is A ‘Cockroach’ That Just Won’t Go Away)

While he has strong convictions, he also acknowledges the need to choose battles and occasionally compromise.

“If you don’t think that moving from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA Mike Johnson shows the ascendance of this movement—and where the power of the Republican Party truly lies—then you’re not paying attention,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said.

President Trump himself backed Johnson and called him “MAGA MIKE JOHNSON!”

“This has been about one thing,” Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) said. “This has been about who can appease Donald Trump.”

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, “If Speaker Johnson lives up to the label that Congressman Gaetz has given him, MAGA Mike, he will fail as the previous speakers have.” (Trending: Joe Biden Historic Take Down of Guns)

Republican lawmakers are currently focused on pressing issues such as the Israel-Hamas war, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the fentanyl crisis, and China’s aggressive behavior.

It remains to be seen how Johnson will handle challenges such as President Biden’s request for supplemental funding and completing the appropriations process.

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