Mike Johnson is new Speaker; who is he?

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WASHINGTON — Republicans elected a new speaker of the House on Wednesday in Rep. Mike Johnson, ending 22 days of a paralyzed chamber after a group of rebels overthrew Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Johnson, R-La., was nominated on Tuesday after three previous nominees flamed out. He unified the fractious conference, winning votes from right-wing detractors of McCarthy, R-Calif., as well as centrist Republicans who opposed Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

The little-known congressman was first elected in 2016, representing a solidly Republican part of north and western Louisiana. He has since ascended through the ranks, chairing the conservative Republican Study Committee and holding the position of House Republican conference vice chair. He sits on the Judiciary Committee (and chairs a subcommittee on the Constitution), the Armed Services Committee and the newly created select committee on “Weaponization of the Federal Government.”

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