Former White House press secretary and now MSNBC host, Jen Psaki, criticized the newly elected Republican House Speaker, Mike Johnson, labeling him a "religious fundamentalist" on her program "Inside with Jen Psaki" this Sunday.
"First glance, Mike Johnson does seem fine," Psaki said. "Fine-ish. Conservative, yes. But he once started a civility caucus with a Democrat. And I mean, if nothing else, he wears a suit and has glasses," she continued. "How threatening can this guy actually be?"
Psaki aired a segment where Johnson identified himself as a "Bible-believing Christian."
"I am a Bible-believing Christian," Johnson said. "Someone asked me today in the media, they said, 'Well, it’s curious. People are curious, what does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?'" he said in the clip. "I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my worldview.’"
"You heard that right," Psaki responded to Johnson's comments. "The Bible doesn’t just inform his worldview, it is his worldview."
In an MSNBC piece, Psaki cautioned her readers that there's more to be concerned about Johnson than just his political stances. "Most Americans might not be able to pick Mike Johnson out of a lineup, but in reality he’s far from benign," Psaki wrote.
"It’s not just his political ideology that should scare us. Johnson is basically a Christian fundamentalist," Psaki continued.
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