Mike Johnson says being House speaker is like an 'F5 hurricane' in first press ... trends now
Speaker Mike Johnson said his new job is 'like an F-5 hurricane' as he said the House will press forward with a party-line Israel aid bill and will soon decide whether to vote on impeaching President Joe Biden.
Asked how he was adjusting to the new job, the speaker said: 'I'm from Louisiana so I describe everything and even football in hurricane metaphors. Let me say this is like an F-5 hurricane. It's been a whirlwind but again, a great way.'
The new GOP leader said he was 'humbled and blessed' to have the support from all of his colleagues in the floor vote on his speaker nomination.
'And we needed that to unify our conference and the energy that's being felt around the country. I'm under no illusion. It's not about me. It's about this idea that we can unify this team together and get this job done for the country,' he went on.
At the same time he revealed that the Biden impeachment inquiry would be nearing a decision 'very soon.'
Speaker Mike Johnson said his new job is 'like an F-5 hurricane' as he said the House will press forward with a party-line Ukraine aid bill and will soon decide whether or not to vote on impeaching President Joe Biden
'As we stand here today, I'm not predetermined that, but I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it,' the Louisiana Republican told reporters in his first news conference as speaker.
'Next to a declaration of war, you could argue it's the most it's the heaviest power that we have and it cannot be wielded for political purposes,' Johnson said.
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