Debbie Hollis Opinion: Revealing Mike Johnson

Published 2:13 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

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By Debbie Hollis

I threw a dart at a list of Rep. Mike Johnson’s votes since he’s been in Congress. 

That dart landed on these specific votes:

On August 31, 2021, he cosponsored H.Res.612 calling for the immediate resignation of President Joe Biden, proving that he is an election denier who sided with the January 6 insurrectionists against the peaceful transfer of power to our newly-elected President.

On September 21, 2021, he voted against H.Res. 667 which provided for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3755) to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services.

On September 22, 2021, he voted against H.Amdt. 98 to H.R. 4350 which would have directed the holder of a private education loan to discharge the loan in the event of the borrower’s death or total and permanent disability. 

On October 21, 2021, he voted againstH.Res. 730 which recommended that the House of Representatives find Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. The House Resolution passed and Bannon was convicted. 

On October 22, 2021, he voted against H.R. 3110 – the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act – to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to expand access to breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace. Thankfully, the House Resolution passed 276/149.

On October 26, 2021, he voted against Bill: H.R.2119 — The Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 – which was to improve services and interventions for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence, and to advance primary and secondary prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence, as well as fund the National Domestic Violence Hotline through 2026.

On November 30, 2021, he voted against H.R. 550 (117th): The Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021. This bill would have authorized funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to update their computer databases of immunization records to meet federal standards, improve their accuracy, facilitate exchange of information between these databases, and support activities that schedule vaccinations. It would have also mandated that a report assess immunization access in medically underserved, rural, and frontier areas.  

We also know that Rep. Mike Johnson voted against the Equal Rights Amendment, the Right to Contraception Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Equality Act, and the Women’s Health Protection Act.  

On August 26, 2021, he wrote an op-ed to the Washington Times strongly opposing the Infrastructure Bill that eventually passed and drastically benefited his home district in Louisiana.

I have photographic evidence of Rep. Mike Johnson, completely maskless, walking brazenly through a public restaurant during the height of the COVID pandemic.

Louisianans know that Rep. Mike Johnson, while he was a sitting State Representative, collected hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars while representing the State of Louisiana as it fought to enforce unconstitutional laws prior to the Dobbs decision. He never won a single case. 

I lived my whole life in Louisiana before moving to Texas in 2021. I know Mike Johnson, and he knows me. 

Knowing that he is two heartbeats away from the presidency is horrifying and traumatizing to the people of Louisiana. These voters understand too well his ruthless, self-serving nature and his militant, extremist right-wing ideology. 

Now the whole country will witness his abject cruelty and heartless thirst for power.