GOP Speaker Mike Johnson has a House majority in name only. He’s left with daunting choices ahead

January 20, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Speaker Mike Johnson finds himself leading House Republicans with a majority in name only. “The House Republicans have the second-smallest majority in history,” he said. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., poses for a group photo with children visiting Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, in Washington. House Speaker Mike Johnson of La., walks on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, in Washington. “Speaker Johnson is in a 24-hour survival mode,” said Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a key Democratic negotiator on the border package.