A Suddenly Media-Shy Speaker Can’t Answer Questions. He’s on the Phone.

February 02, 2024

Before he was elected in October, Mr. Johnson, a Louisiana Republican in his fourth term, routinely stopped for hallway interviews. On the occasions when he’s not holding his phone to his ear while walking, Mr. Johnson is sometimes taking notes or reviewing papers. Photographers have complained that it is difficult to capture a picture of Mr. Johnson looking up. “I’m on the phone,” Mr. Johnson said. “But I’ll look to see if Mike Johnson tries to avoid me like that.”The post A Suddenly Media-Shy Speaker Can’t Answer Questions.