After his rise to the top job earlier this week, newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) “mean tweets” about Democrats have been garnering renewed attention.
Johnson’s old tweets have been resurfacing and going viral as social media users revel in the new speaker’s brutal takedowns of Democrats.
In a resurfaced 2021 tweet, Johnson roasted Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) over his relationship with a Chinese spy.
In a November 2021 tweet, Swalwell took jabs at then-House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Swalwell tried to attack McCarthy after his eight-hour-long speech to delay the Build Back Better bill.
In a post on Twitter/X, Swalwell asked for an English translation of McCarthy’s speech.
Johnson fired back and humiliated Swalwee, saying, “You prefer it whispered to you in Chinese?”
You prefer it whispered to you in Chinese? https://t.co/gf7us9N7Gm
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 19, 2021
The Democrat congressman has been accused of having an affair with Christine Fang Fang.
Fang Fang is a suspected Chinese Communist Party spy who is believed to have manipulated Swalwell and possibly helped him advance his career.
In 2015, the FBI warned Swalwell of their suspicions of the pair’s sexual relationship.
Social media users had a field day after re-discovering Johnson’s savage comeback toward Swalwell.
Are speaker Johnson's mean tweets as good as Trump's mean tweets? Looks very promising…
— Rob James (@RobHasSpoken) October 26, 2023
I love this guy already!
— Cynthia (@AKNela2022) October 26, 2023
Johnson’s banter and efforts to humiliate and take down the Democratic Party look promising.
He was elected House speaker on Wednesday after 22 days of chaotic negotiations and nominees.
His election was the first unanimous support for a Republican speaker since the election of Speaker John Boehner in 2011.
Johnson has promised to bring “sanity back to a government that desperately needs it.”
He also pledged that he will work tirelessly with Republicans to “combat the harmful policies of the Biden Administration.”