WASHINGTON—Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana won the speakership nomination for the House Republican Conference Tuesday. Heritage Foundation President Dr. Kevin Roberts made the following statement:
“As I have said repeatedly, the speakership is not about any one person, but about who will fight for the everyday American and their interests over the power of the Washington Swamp. I congratulate my good friend Speaker-designate Mike Johnson. As a former Republican Study Committee chairman and current vice chair of the House Republican Conference, Johnson has both a tremendous conservative track record and a willingness to listen to his colleagues and put the will of the conference and the American people first.
“This kind of conservative servant leadership ought to unite House Republicans. All of us at Heritage look forward to working with Speaker Johnson to secure the border, rein in spending, conduct serious oversight of the Biden administration, and provide real leadership on the world stage. It’s time to get to work.”