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After 21 days without a leader, and after cycling through four nominees, House Republicans have finally elected a speaker. They chose Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana, a hard-right conservative best known for leading congressional efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Luke Broadwater, a congressional reporter for The Times, was at the capitol when it happened.
On today’s episode
Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana won the election on Wednesday to become the 56th speaker of the House of Representatives.Credit…Kenny Holston/The New York Times
The House elected Mike Johnson as speaker, embracing a hard-right conservative.
Speaker Johnson previously played a leading role in the effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
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Luke Broadwater contributed reporting.
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