MAGA Mike Monday: Mike Johnson Rejoiced When Roe v. Wade Was Overturned

Happy Monday and welcome to another week of MAGA Mike Johnson marching in lockstep with Donald Trump by using the People’s House as a personal stage for Trump’s campaign sequel. On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let’s not forget that Johnson has spent his entire career fighting to rip away women’s freedoms.

Here’s what MAGA Mike has gotten up to as of this Monday, but let’s be clear: If it’s a day ending in “y,” Johnson is hard at work turning the People’s House into an arm of Trump’s presidential campaign instead of delivering on the issues Americans care about. 

DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:

“When Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justices provided the deciding votes to overturn Roe v. Wade, they left women across the country vulnerable to the likes of Mike Johnson, who has cosponsored multiple bills to ban abortion nationwide and threaten doctors with jail time for providing women with the care they need. The MAGA House majority is too busy trying to rip away women’s freedoms to focus on tackling the real issues Americans face, and MAGA Mike and his colleagues will pay for it dearly at the ballot box this November.”

Johnson celebrated when Roe v. Wade was overturned, and has pushed for doctors to face jail time and penalties for performing abortions.

New York Times: “In Congress, Mr. Johnson has voted for a national abortion ban and co-sponsored a 20-week abortion ban, earning him an A-plus rating from the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. After the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in June last year, he celebrated.”

Johnson: “🚨🚨BREAKING: Late yesterday, the La. Department of Health informed abortion facilities in our state that the right to life has now been RESTORED!  

Perform an abortion and get imprisoned at hard labor for 1-10 yrs & fined $10K-$100K.”

CNN: “Mike Johnson’s America: Revisit landmark SCOTUS decisions and use government to ‘restrain evil’”

Jezebel: “[Johnson] expressed hope that Roe v. Wade would someday be overturned, railed against people supposedly ‘using abortion as birth control’ and appeared to blame school shootings on abortion: ‘When you break up the nuclear family, when you tell a generation of people that life has no value, no meaning, that it’s expendable, then you do wind up with school shooters.’”

Johnson has endorsed some of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country, including an abortion ban without exceptions for rape and incest.

CNN: “In Congress, Johnson signed on to some of the toughest anti-abortion bills, such as a 2021 so-called ‘heartbeat bill,’ which would essentially outlaw abortion after six weeks. He has repeatedly called states that allow abortion ‘pro-death’ states. ‘It is truly an American holocaust,’ Johnson said in May 2022 on local DC radio.

“On numerous occasions, Johnson also voiced approval for a Louisiana state trigger law – passed in 2006 – which banned abortion without exceptions for rape and incest the day Roe v. Wade was overturned.”

CNN: “Mike Johnson, the new speaker of the House, voiced support for revisiting Supreme Court decisions that struck down restrictions on the use of contraception, barred bans on gay sex and legalized same sex marriages. … CNN’s review of more than 100 of Johnson’s interviews, speeches and public commentary spanning his decades-long career as a lawmaker and attorney paints a picture of his governing ideals: Imprisoning doctors who perform abortions after six weeks; the Ten Commandments prominently displayed in public buildings; an elimination of anti-hate-crime laws; Bible study in public schools.”

Johnson gave a speech to anti-abortion extremists where he compared himself to Moses.

Rolling Stone: “In a keynote speech to a gathering of Christian nationalist lawmakers Tuesday night, House Speaker Mike Johnson compared himself to Moses, leading the GOP conference — and America — through the parted waters of the Red Sea. 

“Johnson’s speech to the National Association of Christian Lawmakers — a group that seeks to enact its anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ ‘biblical worldview’ into law — is just the latest evidence that the politician who is now second in line for the presidency views himself as on a divine mission. Rolling Stone previously reported on Johnson’s exhortations to save a ‘depraved; America from God’s wrath and vengeance.

“America, Johnson insisted, is ‘engaged in a battle between worldviews’ and ‘a great struggle for the future of the Republic.’ The specifics of that struggle remained unspoken. But the NACL mission, according to materials promoting the gala, includes: ‘abolishing abortion’; restoring ‘traditional marriage between one man and one woman’; and ‘exposing the ungodly effort to undermine our culture by Leftists,’ Johnson added that he believed far-right Christians will prevail: ‘We should not be daunted. In the face of these challenges. Our hope is in the Lord, our hope, and our trust is in God.’”

Johnson’s own members admit that the Republican conference has been so focused on creating headlines for publicity that they haven’t spent any time actually legislating for the American people.

NBC News: “‘It’s embarrassing’: Republicans worry they have no achievements to run on in 2024

“When Congress began the new year, Rep. Andy Biggs gave a television interview and made a startling confession: House Republicans have done nothing they can run on.

“‘We have nothing. In my opinion, we have nothing to go out there and campaign on,’ the Arizona Republican said on the conservative network Newsmax. ‘It’s embarrassing.’

“Anchor Chris Salcedo responded with a bemused chuckle. ‘I know,’ he said. ‘The Republican Party in the Congress majority has zero accomplishments.’”

HuffPost: “The Least Productive Congress Since The Great Depression”

“Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), part of a group in the House that has stopped several spending bills from advancing to the Senate, saw his frustration boil over on the House floor Wednesday.

“‘One thing. I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing — one! — that I can go campaign on and say we did,’ he said. ‘Anybody sitting in the complex, if you want to come down to the floor and come explain to me, one meaningful, significant thing the Republican majority has done.’”
Axios: “Capitol Hill stunner: 2023 led to fewest laws in decades”