OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
8:45 AM – Wednesday, October 24, 2023
Former President Donald Trump praised Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson ahead of the next Speaker of the House vote at a New York City courthouse.
“We think Mike Johnson (R-La.) is going to do really well,” said Trump. “He’s fantastic. I think he’s going to be a fantastic speaker.”
Johnson became the GOP’s fourth speaker nominee in three weeks. The House Republican Conference picked Johnson as its speaker designate late Tuesday night. Reports say Johnson won 128 votes in the secret ballot.
The House floor vote for speaker is expected to begin around 12pm EST.
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