Video: House Republicans Boo Reporter Who Asks Speaker-Designate Mike Johnson About 2020 Election

Republicans laughed and berated a reporter who asked about Speaker-Designate Mike Johnson's role in pursuing election integrity.
Screenshot: @Acyn X Video

Did Republicans get an extra shot of Vitamin C with their Metamucil?

If Tuesday night’s press conference is any indicator, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), who just became the fourth Republican nominee for Speaker this month, has some energy behind his bid.

Johnson had just offered up a speech about party unity when an ABC News reporter confronted him about his role in “the effort to overturn the 2020 election result.”

The question prompted immediate united pushback from GOP lawmakers who flanked their new Speaker-Designate.

The reporter’s question was quickly met with hearty booing and laughter while Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) can be heard hilariously firing back, “Shut up!”

Gotta like that energy.

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Republicans Optimistic About Mike Johnson for Speaker

Johnson became the latest nominee for Speaker after Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) had his campaign torpedoed by former President Donald Trump.

Prior to that Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) were unable to secure enough support for their respective bids.

Along with their unity in smoking the ABC reporter, chants of “Mike” erupted among GOP lawmakers following his victory in a closed-door vote.

Fox News is reporting that Republicans seem optimistic about Johnson’s prospects, saying that they are “finally on the same page and ready to unite under (his) leadership.”

“Democracy is messy sometimes, but it is our system,” he told reporters. “This conference that you see, this House Republican majority, is united.”

“We’re going to serve the people of this country,” he added. “We’re going to restore their faith in this Congress, this institution of government.”

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Trump ‘Strongly Suggests’ Choosing Johnson

The ABC News reporter in question, Rachel Scott, took to social media to complain about the response she received from GOP lawmakers.

“I asked Mike Johnson if he stands by his efforts to try to overturn the 2020 election. Members started boo’ing,” she wrote on X. “I also asked if he would support more aid to Ukraine and Israel. ‘Go away! Go away!’ one member shouted.”

Yes, and when you do go away, maybe ask Democrats for the first time about their efforts to overturn the election in 2016 either by actually objecting 11 times to certifying the results of the presidential contest, or through selective leaking of the Russia collusion hoax for years afterward.

Hell, you could actually ask the same question to election denier Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who is quite literally the Democrat nominee for the same position as Johnson.

Trump said that he would not endorse Johnson or any of the other candidates earning votes for Speaker going forward, but did make a “strong SUGGESTION … to go with the leading candidate.”

Johnson, like Trump, does have some fire in him and a solid sense of humor.

The Speaker-Designate accused former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of committing a “felony” when she famously ripped up Trump’s State of the Union speech.

Johnson also, having served as a member of President Trump’s impeachment defense team, amusingly trolled Pelosi by offering her souvenir “acquittal pens” after the Senate voted “not guilty” on articles of impeachment in 2020.

The House is scheduled to vote for Speaker just after noon today.

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