The more Mike Johnson stands up to the Deep State, the more Democrats’ media allies ratchet up their typical attacks against him.
Put simply, Democrats’ media allies are out to destroy Speaker Mike Johnson.
But their biggest hit piece yet just blew up in their faces.
The knives are out for the new Speaker of the House
When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed as Speaker of the House, Democrats and their media allies were hoping he would be replaced by an easily controlled moderate.
Instead, after several rounds of voting that saw multiple nominees be put forward by House Republican, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) emerged as the compromise Speaker candidate both conservatives and the establishment could agree on.
Speaker Johnson has come out of the gate swinging, delivering on promises, including but not limited to, separating Israel and Ukraine funding bills, and using the House’s power of the purse to begin efforts to roll back President Joe Biden’s massive expansion of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
However, the more Johnson sticks to principle, the more self-proclaimed “journalists” issue baseless attacks.
And those attacks are already starting to get more than just a little desperate.
A political leader who isn’t rich
The woke extremist propaganda blog The Daily Beast has long served as the ruling class elites’ attack dogs, and their Washington Bureau Chief Matt Fuller proved that once again.
Apparently, Fuller is furious that Johnson won’t tie taxpayer funding for the ruling class elites’ war in Ukraine to taxpayer-funded support for Israel’s war against the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, and is working to decrease the size of the weaponized federal government.
Mike Johnson doesn’t have any retirement savings, own a single stock, or have any assets at all. He has less than $5,000 in his bank account.
He’s got a 250-500K mortgage, a home equity loan, and a personal loan.
So what’s his retirement plan? To lobby? https://t.co/xPzUPqqc4w
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 1, 2023
On Twitter, Fuller issued a baffling attack against Johnson.
“Mike Johnson doesn’t have any retirement savings, own a single stock, or have any assets at all,” Fuller tweeted. “He has less than $5,000 in his bank account. He’s got a 250-500K mortgage, a home equity loan, and a personal loan. So what’s his retirement plan? To lobby?”
Of course, Speaker Johnson has a House retirement pension plan, just like every Member of Congress, so Fuller is already incorrect.
But, apparently, he has a problem with a Speaker of the House who isn’t a wealthy elitist.
Fuller seems to take issue with the fact that – unlike President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and the rest of the ruling class elites – Johnson can relate to working class Americans, and hasn’t sold his soul to engage in insider trading.
Fuller was immediately scorched on X, as user after user expressed how refreshing they found it to have someone in power who wasn’t engaging in corruption to pad their net worth.
The Daily Beast is furious that @SpeakerJohnson isn’t rich, corrupt or rich from being corrupt.
He doesn’t have shady business deals. He doesn’t trade stocks as a congressman.
Cry more, I guess? 🤷♂️ https://t.co/eRVtp9p0u7
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 1, 2023
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was responsible for McCarthy’s ouster as Speaker, summed up the criticism against Fuller’s head-scratching take.
“The Daily Beast is furious that Speaker Johnson isn’t rich, corrupt or rich from being corrupt,” Gaetz wrote on X. “He doesn’t have shady business deals. He doesn’t trade stocks as a congressman. Cry more, I guess?”
Daily Beast doubles down on dumb
It didn’t take long before Fuller realized the beehive he just knocked over.
At that point, he tried to change the framing of his critique.
I get that most Americans are in a similar boat. (I’m not a rich man!) But when the Speaker has ZERO savings at 51, it’s an indication that his financial literacy is, uh… let’s just say that’s how you “offset” $14 billion in Israel funding and end up costing the gov $90 billion
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 1, 2023
“I get that most Americans are in a similar boat,” Fuller wrote on X. “I’m not a rich man! But when the Speaker has ZERO savings at 51, it’s an indication that his financial literacy is, uh… let’s just say that’s how you “offset” $14 billion in Israel funding and end up costing the gov $90 billion.”
Fuller was referring to a very questionable report from the Congressional Budget Office.
But his new line of attack didn’t fare any better than his first.
Some pointed out that Speaker Johnson is a family man, with a wife who is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor and four children, and it would be highly irregular if he had millions in his savings account.
In the end, the consensus in the comments was that The Daily Beast hit piece against Mike Johnson only served to make readers like the new Speaker of the House even more.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.