After three weeks of chaos, the Republicans reached a consensus and elected the ultra-conservative Mike Johnson as the new president of the House of Representatives. With 220 votes in favor, Johnson could be president of the Lower House with minimal experience for decades.
His new position, with high conservative influence in the House and a seat at the table with President Joe Biden and the leader of the Democratic Senate, Chuck Schumer, will begin to negotiate all kinds of projects within Congress.
The ultraconservatives supported by former President Donald Trump denied commenting on his work with the former president after the 2020 election, in which the current president of the United States legitimately won.
Assuming power at a time of political, social, and economic turmoil in the House of Representatives, they have to put, for example, the issue of financing the war in Israel and, in Ukraine, the issue of the migratory crisis, but this is the end of the chaos because many see it this way.Patricia Vasconcellos, a journalist for the SBT Brasil channel,
It is worth mentioning that the unrest has decreased after this election, a broad vote that managed to lower the smoke in Washington amid tensions in different parts of the world, budgets to be approved, and unnecessary instability within the American Union, which already has prior elections. “I don’t think that the Republican Party has the desire to continue the chaos, which seems interesting to me at this time in the coming elections next year, that they should have a little unity, Vasconcellos added.
For his part, Johnson told reporters on Wednesday, October 27, that he supports more aid to Ukraine “with conditions,” with accountability and clear intentions from the White House. The announcement of the new president followed the words of a senior Ukrainian official, in which he said that the Republican Party opposes aid to Ukraine and that, as the speaker of the House of Representatives, he will not affect Washington’s important aid to Kiev.
Similarly, the Secretary of the Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, said that Johnson’s election was good for Ukraine because it ended a three-week leadership vacuum in the House.
“I am more certain that cooperation and assistance will continue,” Danilov said in televised remarks.
“The House Speaker’s statement that they want to check the aid they give is natural. We are happy to give all the information about the aid; there is no secret.”