Today, after the House GOP voted to elect Rep. Mike Johnson as speaker of the House, Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement:

“Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson have once again put their extreme MAGA agenda ahead of Idaho families. Their decision to support Mike Johnson as speaker of the House threatens Idahoans’ freedoms and economic stability. From banning abortion nationwide to leading efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and slashing Social Security and Medicare for thousands of Idaho seniors, Mike Johnson is on the record fighting for the most extreme, unpopular parts of the MAGA agenda. This far-right takeover of Congress sets us on a path toward more government shutdowns and puts health care and retirement benefits on the chopping block.”