DPA Chair Responds to Mike Johnson’s Election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Grant Tennille released the following statement after Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: 

“House Republicans voted in lockstep to elect the most extreme Speaker in the country’s history. Mike Johnson was a ringleader in the effort to overturn the 2020 election and hijack our Democracy. Johnson is anti-choice and anti-civil rights, but he’s for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. In the end, Mike Johnson makes Kevin McCarthy look like Bernie Sanders. So it came as no surprise that after weeks of performative hand wringing, the Arkansas delegation finally remembered where they really stand on the rule of law and fell in line as ordered.”