A recent Salon article accuses House Speaker Mike Johnson of sharing Osama bin Laden’s radical views, and being a more significant threat to American democracy.
Senior Writer Amanda Marcotte’s piece claims that the entire GOP is attempting to decimate democracy, citing Johnson’s statements and actions as evidence.
It compares Johnson’s beliefs to those of bin Laden, highlighting their rejection of secularism and their oppressive religious ideologies. (Trending: SNL Legend Unleashes On Democrats)
Worry less about TikTok and Bin Laden — fret more that Mike Johnson shares the terrorist’s view https://t.co/wzeItwwh0p
— Salon (@Salon) November 21, 2023
Her article also accused Johnson of sympathizing with the January 6 insurrection and using his power to distort the truth.
“One can, of course, point out that bin Laden was a violent terrorist who funded a deadly attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, which Johnson has not done,” she added.
“But it’s also true that Johnson has signaled sympathy towards that other terrorist attack on American democracy, Donald Trump’s insurrection of January 6, 2021.”
Over the past 24 hours, thousands of TikToks (at least) have been posted where people share how they just read Bin Laden’s infamous "Letter to America," in which he explained why he attacked the United States.
The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and… pic.twitter.com/EwjiGtFEE3
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 16, 2023
Marcotte criticized the media for focusing on TikTok trends instead of the alleged threat posed by Johnson and the Republican Party.
“There are lots of problems with TikTok, for sure — it also has a serious disinformation problem — but no, there’s no real reason to believe it’s radicalizing the youth into sympathy with Islamic terrorists,” she wrote.
“It’s just much easier to sell a story about wayward youth than it is to explain why the nerdy-looking politician with the good hair is actually plotting our collective destruction,” she said.
Follow the link below to view the January 6th tapes for yourself.
To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker.
This website will be updated…
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 17, 2023
“A few dumb kids experimentally saying ignorant stuff they soon regret is not a story,” she pressed.
“What does matter is that an entire political party, the GOP, is attempting to finish the job bin Laden started by decimating our democracy.”