The Election of a New Speaker: A Glaring Snapshot of American Democracy at Bay

Headline: “Representative Mike Johnson played a leading role in the effort to overturn the 2020 election.” Yet every Republican member of the House of Representatives voted to elect this man Speaker of the House. The radically anti-democratic aspiring fascist autocrat-supporting character of the Republican Party has never been so brilliantly illuminated. Our national agony seems destined to intensify during the coming year.