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US: Mike Johnson gets closer as 4th speaker nominee - ITREALMS

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Mr. Mike Johnson was on Tuesday made the latest Republican nominee to lead the United States (US) House of Representatives, reports ITREALMS.
US: Mike Johnson gets closer as 4th speaker nominee - ITREALMS
According to report from German News Service, the Louisiana representative is the fourth pick in just two weeks following the ouster of the previous House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

This decision follows previous nominee Majority Whip Tom Emmer's withdrawal due to opposition from former President Donald Trump and other hardline GOP members.

Republican representatives Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan also both failed in their bids to be elected to the post.

ITREALMS recalls that Johnson, known for supporting Trump's efforts to contest the 2020 election results, will need the support of a majority of House Republicans to secure the speaker position. He had earlier lost out to Emmer but jumped back into the ring after Emmer pulled out.

Johnson, a conservative constitutional law attorney, presents himself as a conduit between the various Republican factions.

He is best known for leading over 100 Republicans in a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results in key states won by US President Joe Biden.

The Louisiana representative narrowly secured the Republican nomination for House Speaker against Byron Donalds, Mark Green, Roger Williams, and Chuck Fleischmann, but still needs strong GOP support in the House vote.

If elected, Johnson would be the least experienced speaker in over a century, having never led a committee or held a major leadership role.


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