As RedState senior editor Joe Cunningham reported earlier, there is now an “eerie calm” in the House in the aftermath of the GOP conference’s nomination of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) to be the next Speaker of the House, with the “feeling coming out of D.C… that the chaos may finally be at an end.”
Johnson, as Joe also noted, is a solid conservative and like his fellow Louisianan, Sen. John Kennedy, is well-liked in the Pelican State. During a press conference Tuesday surrounded by many GOP lawmakers including his colleagues Steve Scalise (La.) and Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Johnson projected poise and confidence and indicated that the conference was “united” and ready to get to work for the American people:
Toward the end of the presser, Johnson took a few questions from reporters about what the next steps were. But one of them, ABC News’ Rachel Scott, pivoted to the media’s obsession with the 2020 election and asked Johnson about what she called his efforts to “overturn” that election. Not only did Johnson shake his head as the sounds of “boos” could be heard all around him, but Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), took it a step further, point-blank saying “shut up” to the reporter.
Reporter: You help lead the effort to overturn the 2020 election results, do you—— Acyn (@Acyn) October 25, 2023
Republicans: *boo* shut up pic.twitter.com/L7R5fwhpIi
Soon after, the howls of outrage from the same party (and media) that routinely looks the other way as Joe Biden and their Dem colleagues in Congress like Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) disrespect the press on a daily basis started pouring in on the Twitter machine, with Virginia Foxx’s name trending.
— “Introducing extremist GOP Speaker nominee Mike Johnson. He was a key architect of the Jan 6th strategy to overturn the US election. Here he is leading a crowd that’s booing and telling a Congressional correspondent to “shut up” when asking about it.” — House Hamas Causus member and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)
— “Everyone is being thrown in jail for this lie and they smile like clowns,” former “Republican” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ind.).
— “This should be the only question asked. The utter contempt of these people deserves no less,” Lincoln Project sellout Rick Wilson.
— “Ahh, Virginia Foxx, the nastiest curmudgeon in Congress. I once saw her yell, for no reason, at a group of interns for ‘loitering,'” – Left-wing influencer/Julian Castro hack Sawyer Hackett, who was the instigator of the infamous fake “Haitian migrant whipping” story which saw multiple CBP agents get smeared by the President of the United States and members of his administration over something that never happened.
Suffice it to say that if you’re a Republican member of Congress and you’re triggering these snowflakes, then you are absolutely doing something right. In Foxx’s case, she’s done a lot right since she first came to Washington, D.C. in 2005. Well done, ma’am. Well done.