Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg could not hide his anger with newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson.
Speaker Johnson has become a symbol of unapologetic adherence in the face of liberal ideologies, which wasn’t lost on Buttigieg.
Johnson’s past interactions with conservative Christian organizations have instantly made him a bogey man for the left.
On CNN, Buttigieg said:
“I will admit it’s a little bit difficult driving the family minivan to drop our kids off at daycare passing the dome of the Capitol knowing the speaker of the House doesn’t even think our family ought to exist.”
Soccer mom Pete Buttigieg says that Mike Johnson being Speaker bothers him so much that it's hard for him to drop off his kids off at school.— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 3, 2023
Our Transportation Secretary is literally someone traumatized by the idea of using public transportation outside his house. pic.twitter.com/tZuW2NIZiT
However, Johnson has stood firm in his Christian beliefs despite the onslaught of attacks in recent days.
In his acceptance speech, Speaker Johnson articulated a vision of America where faith plays a crucial role.
Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Johnson is “scary” because he is a devout Christian and suggested he is a threat to the American people.
Psaki mocked Johnson mocked Johnson and framed him as a “Christian fundamentalist” who is a threat to Americans’ freedoms because he mentioned God during his recent election.
“At first glance, Mike Johnson does seem fine,” Psaki began.
“Fine-ish. Conservative, yes,” she continued.
“But he once started a civility caucus with a Democrat. And I mean, if nothing else, he wears a suit and has glasses,” she added.
“How threatening can this guy actually be?”
“Well, he gave us all a little clue as to how he would govern in an interview this week,” Psaki said before cutting to Johnson talking about his religious beliefs.
“I am a Bible-believing Christian. Someone asked me today in the media, they said, well, it’s curious,” Johnson said.
“Well, he gave us all a little clue as to how he would govern in an interview this week,” Psaki said.