The impasse regarding the nomination of Jim Jordan for the position of House Speaker was resolved this week when Mike Johnson (R-La.) was sworn in as the new Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Johnson immediately began his discourse by delivering a straightforward address concerning the current state of matters before the House. Additionally, he joined his fellow House Christians in prayer while kneeling on the chamber floor.
Johnson, who is maintaining his momentum, told Fox News that the investigation into the international business dealings of the Biden family and Joe Biden’s participation in those activities, notably when he was vice president, is one of the most pressing issues.
Johnson states that progress is required now that articles of impeachment have been introduced.
Johnson stated in an interview with Fox News that he believes Biden has “repeatedly lied” and is engaged in a “ongoing cover-up” concerning his knowledge and involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Conservative Brief reports that he also informed the outlet that the impeachment investigation against him will proceed “methodically” and has no “predetermined” outcome.
“We are the rule of law team, and so we have to respect and regard due process and do this in a way that the founders would have intended,” he told the outlet on Friday. “Impeachment is an awesome power that Congress has, and it is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a political tool to be wielded lightly.”
“We take this very seriously,” the Louisiana Republican added. He went on to say House Republicans will continue investigating the Bidens, “collecting evidence and following the truth and that evidence wherever it leads.”
“We’ve not predetermined the outcome of this. We’ve not pre-judged it,” he said. “But I think everyone can see how it is unfolding,” he added.
The inquiry is led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith, Fox News noted. “They’ve just really done exceptional work uncovering the evidence,” Johnson said. “They’ve done a great job, and they’ve been very methodical here.”
The outlet added:
Legal experts have been torn on whether Congress can initiate impeachment proceedings for alleged treason, bribery, or high crimes and misdemeanors that transpired before holding the office of the presidency.
The impeachment investigation encompasses the entire period from Biden’s vice presidency until the present, which includes his tenure as an ex-officer.
When asked about that, Johnson replied: “I think I can argue the case that it should extend that far, but I’m not sure that we will have to in this case.”
Johnson declares the Bible to be his compass with regard to his Christian principles and moral foundation.
Conservative Brief continued:
In an interview with the network’s legacy host, Sean Hannity, after his election, Johnson said that the Bible informs his worldview.
“You once worked for the Alliance Defense Fund – a Christian advocacy group,” Hannity said. “And comments you made both in writing and advocacy for this group about homosexuality, calling it sinful destructive, and not supporting gay marriage, quote, ‘no clear right to sodomy in the Constitution.’
You have been getting hammered on this. And I wanna ask you about it. I wanna know exactly, you know, where you stand. Some of these comments were 15 years ago.”
“I don’t even remember some of them,” Johnson replied. “I was a litigator that was called upon to defend the state marriage amendments.
If you remember back in the early 2000s, I think there [were] over 35 states, somewhere in that number, that the people went to the ballot in their respective states and they amended their state constitutions to say marriage is one man and one woman. Well, I was a religious liberty defense and was called to defend those cases in the courts.”
“Pick up a Bible,” Johnson continued, defending his worldview and asserting that homosexuality is a matter of choice. However, irrespective of their way of life, I sincerely cherish every individual. Not the individuals in question are at issue. A Christian according to the Bible.
Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘It’s curious, people are curious. “What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?” I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it – that’s my worldview.’ That’s what I believe and so I make no apologies for it.”
“That’s your worldview?” Hannity asked, to which Johnson replied, “That’s my worldview.”
In his statement after being elected, Johnson stated:
“As Speaker, I will ensure the House delivers results and inspires change for the AMerican people. We will restore trust in this body. We will advance a comprehensive conservative policy agenda, combat the harmful policies of the Biden Administration, and support our allies abroad.
“And we will restore sanity to a government desperately in need of it. Let’s get back to work.”