Pressure Builds on Johnson to Actually Do Something About Jack Smith

Pressure Builds on Johnson to Actually Do Something About Jack Smith


Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has talked tough about defending Donald Trump from politically motivated “lawfare,” but pressure is growing from Trump’s allies, who are ready to see action.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has emerged as Johnson’s most ardent critic on either side of the aisle, needled Johnson for his performative actions in defense of Trump while taking a pass on opportunities to use the power of his office to meaningfully support the former president.

Johnson traveled to New York Tuesday to appear with Trump and give a speech to reporters outside the Manhattan courtroom, where District Attorney Alvin Bragg seeks to imprison Trump for allegedly falsifying business records.

“I’m working with Chairman [Jim] Jordan of the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman [James]

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