Adam Schiff (R-CA) took to Twitter on Wednesday to launch a tirade against newly elected Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson.
Bizarrely, Adam Schiff also discouraged voters from doing their own research and googling Mike Johnson.
“You might be Googling who Mike Johnson is this morning.”
“Let me make it simple: Johnson is a hard-right, pro-Trump, leading election denier in the House.”
“Sadly, this is what passes for Speaker material in the Republican conference.”
You might be Googling who Mike Johnson is this morning.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 25, 2023
Let me make it simple:
Johnson is a hard-right, pro-Trump, leading election denier in the House.
Sadly, this is what passes for Speaker material in the Republican conference.
On Wednesday, Johnson was unanimously elected by the Republican majority to lead the House of Representatives.
Following the vote, President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign strongly condemned the election of Johnson.
“MAGA Mike Johnson’s ascension to the speakership cements the extreme MAGA takeover of the House Republican Conference,” Ammar Moussa, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said in a statement.
1) Biden campaign statement on Johnson— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 25, 2023
2 and 3) White House statement. pic.twitter.com/wevlllzfU1
This came despite Biden offering “congratulations” to Johnson and promising to try to work “in good faith.”
Other Democrats expressed their deep displeasure with Johnson becoming Speaker.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) called Johnson an “insurrectionist.”
“Insurrectionist Mike Johnson is now second in line to the presidency. The American people deserve better,” she said.
Anti-Abortion— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) October 25, 2023
Insurrectionist Mike Johnson is now second in line to the presidency. The American people deserve better.https://t.co/tozlz8VEny
Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) labeled Johnson a “MAGA Extremist,” saying his “achievements” include seeking an “abortion ban” and voting “against LGBTQ+ rights.”
“With this choice, Republicans have embraced the extreme MAGA playbook,” she added.
House GOP has made MAGA extremist, Mike Johnson Speaker.— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) October 25, 2023
❌Architect of overturning election
❌Seeks abortion ban
❌Voted against LGBTQ+ rights
❌Wants to gut Social Security
With this choice, Republicans have embraced the extreme MAGA playbook. https://t.co/zR9G9Xegxi
Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) said, “GOP succumbed to the radical wing of their party.”
“Johnson is a MAGA extremist who helped fuel the January 6 insurrection, believes women and the LGBTQ community don’t deserve rights, and is another puppet to Donald Trump,” he wrote in an emailed press release.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Johnson was a key architect in attempting to overturn the US election.
“Introducing extremist GOP Speaker nominee Mike Johnson,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez.
“He was a key architect of the Jan 6th strategy to overturn the US election.”
“Here he is leading a crowd that’s booing and telling a Congressional correspondent to ‘shut up’ when asking about it,” she added while rehearing the video.
Introducing extremist GOP Speaker nominee Mike Johnson.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 25, 2023
He was a key architect of the Jan 6th strategy to overturn the US election.
Here he is leading a crowd that’s booing and telling a Congressional correspondent to “shut up” when asking about it. https://t.co/M7Fi4rwaCG