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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

Mike Johnson: 'Dangerous rhetoric flying around the capitol'

July 18, 2019
In The News

Congressman Mike Johnson talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the just passed House resolution condemning President Donald Trumps's "racist" remarks. Republican Johnson, who voted against the measure in a House of Representatives dominated by Democrats, nonetheless says, "there's a lot of dangerous rhetoric flying around the capitol."

Watch the full interview here.

"The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday condemning President Trump's "racist" remarks against the "squad" of progressive freshman Democratic lawmakers this past weekend. However, the formal condemnation of Trump was arguably overshadowed by a floor fight earlier in the day that ended with House Speaker nancy Pelosi ruled out of order for a breach of decorum for calling tube president a racist on the House floor. The final resolution passed by a vote of 240-187. All Democrats voted yea, with a handful of Republicans joining them: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Will Hurd, Fred Upton and Susan Brooks. Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who recently left the Republican Party after calling for Trump's impeachment, also voted yes. The rest of the Republicans voted no. Trump's remarks initially appeared to have united the Democratic Party when it was struggling with a public feud between Pelosi and the "squad" - Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley."