Four signs Mike Johnson’s days as speaker could be numbered

January 18, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) days in his prestigious position, like those of his predecessor, could come to a premature end as a new year hasn’t relieved old problems for the top Republican. After an initial honeymoon period following his election as House speaker amid the chaos of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s removal, many House Republicans are beginning to sour on Johnson. Here are four signs Johnson’s time as House speaker may soon come to an end. “It’s just more of the same, and, you know, I wish Speaker Johnson [wasn’t] doing this. “Growing feeling that he’s in way, way over his head.