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(119,112 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:32 AM May 15

Liz Cheney (and others) drops the mic on Mike Johnson for attending Trump's hush-money trial

Liz Cheney drops the mic on Mike Johnson for attending Trump's hush-money trial

Brad Reed
May 14, 2024 9:30AM ET



Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) roasted her former colleague, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), for showing up to former President Donald Trump's hush-money trial in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Punchbowl News' Jake Sherman reported earlier in the morning that Johnson would become the latest politician to show up to show his support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Cheney couldn't help but note the irony of a devout Christian like Johnson pledging allegiance to a man on trial for seedy hush-money coverup charges.

"Have to admit I’m surprised that Speaker Johnson wants to be in the 'I cheated on my wife with a porn star' club," wrote Cheney. "I guess he’s not that concerned with teaching morality to our young people after all."

Cheney wasn't the only prominent commentator to weigh in on Johnson's display of fealty to Trump.



Thanks to my cousin for the idea.

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(16,980 posts)
2. Showing support for a guy who says he wants to BAN porn of any kind.
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:19 AM
May 15

How will Mikey and his son get their kicks then?

Mz Pip

(27,474 posts)
5. Everything about Johnson
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:25 AM
May 15

reminds me of a boys school teachers pet, smarmy and sneaky. He’s the one who will rat out the janitor for taking a long break and will always be looking for angles to leverage himself. He’ll read the room before opening his obsequious little mouth.

He is definitely one of Trump’s loyal lieutenants.


(47,842 posts)
7. I wonder if Mike goes to confession once a week
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:01 AM
May 15

I think he is probably sincerely religious and maybe thinks the ends justify the means or perhaps Trump has dirt on him. Whatever his motivations, I picture him begging forgiveness on a regular basis. He looks absolutely miserable for the most part.


(20,045 posts)
9. Mike the Coup Plotter
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:44 PM
May 15

should be disqualified from holding office per the Fourteenth Amendment Section Three:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

House Speaker Mike Johnson played a key role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election


(23,078 posts)
11. Excellent point. What Johnson was doing was certainly "giving comfort and aid to the enemies thereof."
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:34 PM
May 15


(23,078 posts)
10. "the 'I cheated on my wife with a porn star' club" Brilliant!
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:32 PM
May 15

That's gotta hurt "holier than thou" Mike's Christian bonafides.

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