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Daily Beast tries to attack Speaker Johnson over his personal finances but accidentally makes him more likable instead

daily beast attacked House Speaker Mike Johnson spoke Wednesday about the boringly normal financial situation of the Louisiana Republican Party.

The news agency said Prime Minister Boris Johnson was managing a “very precarious” financial situation. That’s because his financial disclosure forms show that he and his wife do not have bank accounts in which they stashed cash. They have no investments in the stock market, no retirement accounts, and are heavily in debt in the form of mortgages, home equity loans, and personal loans.

The Daily Beast took advantage of Johnson’s situation with three attacks.

  1. Mr. Johnson is bad at spending money, which means he is not a fiscal conservative.
  2. According to the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Mr Johnson is “ripe for influence buying”.
  3. “When I finish my government job, I plan to use my position in Congress as a springboard to pursue a more lucrative career,” Johnson said.

The article quickly gained attention Wednesday after Matt Fuller, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast, posted it on social media.

“Mike Johnson has no retirement savings, doesn’t own a single stock, and has no assets at all. He has less than $5,000 in his bank account, a mortgage of 250,000 to 500,000, I have a home equity loan, a personal loan.” So what are his retirement plans? For lobbying?” Fuller wrote suggestively.

Here are some reactions to the Daily Beast article:

  • “So, to some degree of accuracy, does that mean he’s now doing what many Americans are doing and struggling to raise a large family? What a monster,” said Rep. Chip Roy. (Republican, Texas) ridiculed.
  • “Does The Daily Beast want people to be angry that Speaker Johnson is not corrupt and isn’t using his office to line his own pockets? Is this how common sense these people are? Is it an outlier?” said Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). reacted.
  • “Thank you for your glowing support of @SpeakerJohnson. The left sees these as negative things, but I see them as human beings who are not corrupt or bribed,” said Rep. Cory Mills (@SpeakerJohnson). Republican, Florida) said. It pointed out.
  • “I think people in the DC swamp like people like @SpeakerPelosi and @JoeBiden who made a lot of money while in office,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.). . answered.
  • Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) said, “Insiders in Washington, D.C., are angry that Speaker Johnson is not a very rich and corrupt person. Maybe they should go out and do some real-life research. We should talk to America,” he said. reacted.
  • The Daily Beast is outraged that @SpeakerJohnson is not rich, corrupt, or rich from corruption. He has no shady business dealings. As a member of Congress, he does not trade stocks. Shouldn’t he cry more? ” Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) answered.
  • “So he’s a normal American, not some insider-trading globalist resident in Washington like a lot of people in Washington, D.C.. Okay, I like him even more now.” said Blaze TV host Chad Prather. Said.
  • “The fact that Mr. Johnson, like countless other members of Congress, did not suddenly take advantage of new streams of wealth after being elected president in 2016 is evidence of his character being well-liked. Apparently he’s not taking advantage of himself as an insider advantage that others are quick to take advantage of.Megan Basham Reporter It pointed out.
  • “Perhaps it’s more of a priority for you to ask how some MPs became millionaires while in office?” Actor Matthew Marsden I got it..
  • “Is it strange that Mike Johnson, who has raised four children, has a mortgage and $5,000 in his bank account? Or is it strange that Mike Johnson, who has raised four children, has a mortgage and $5,000 in his bank account? Or is it strange that Mike Johnson, who has raised four children, has a mortgage and $5,000 in his bank account? Is it really weird that a congressman is a millionaire? ” Blaze TV host Lauren Chen asked a question.

It turns out that people aren’t angry that the new House speaker is like a significant percentage of Americans, at least economically speaking, who isn’t wealthy and is cutting back on what he has to feed his family.

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