Dems Won’t Save Johnson Again After Trial Stunt

Axios reports:

House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) appearance at former President Trump’s criminal trial on Tuesday is dismaying the House Democrats who saved his job less than a week ago. The trip is sending ripples through the Democratic ranks and is already being raised in leadership circles, multiple senior House Democrats told Axios.

At the trial, Johnson defended the former president from charges he paid hush money to cover up an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

Johnson called the proceedings a “sham of a trial,” adding, “They are doing this intentionally to keep him here and keep him off of the campaign trail. And I think everybody in the country can see that for what it is.”

Read the full article. Democrats had already hinted that saving Johnson the first time was a one-shot deal in return for his having brought the vote on aid to Ukraine.