The Sad Case of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

I read that Speaker of the House Mike Johnson believes that we should continue to help Ukraine resist being conquered and occupied by Russia. Because of the present composition of the House of Representatives and Johnson’s power by virtue of his office to “bring a bill to the floor” and have it voted on, at least for a while, he could get aid flowing to Ukraine without further delay. Why doesn’t he? Apparently, despite his personal feeling of wanting to support Ukraine, his feeling of wanting to be supported by Trump and MAGA Republicans is even stronger. This is the mark of a weak character, a person who, if he could see himself objectively, would be appalled at his behavior. If someday that happens, the epiphany he experiences may be so painful to him that it will dominate his thinking for the rest of his life.