The RJ reported earlier today that the new speaker previously voted against Ukraine aid alongside some other House Republicans who argue the money could be better spent at home and that the U.S. should not be so deeply involved in a war overseas.
However after he was asked by reporter whether he will provide funds for the Ukraine war Johnson said that he now he supports additional assistance for Ukraine.
Whether this is viewed as good or bad, I don’t think it should be viewed as surprising.
Here’s a look into his finances from earlier this week – Lockheed Martin is one of Johnson’s largest corporate donors:
When he was elected, Johnson entered in office as one of the poorest speakers ever.
Here’s a quick look at his finances:
Johnson has no disclosed investment accounts, not even an IRA.
What’s strange is that he had a retirement account as recently as 2020, but he appears to have emptied it.
He has a home loan worth up to $500K and a personal loan worth up to $50,000.
Johnson has just $1.1M in his reelection account. He’s raised just $550K this year.
He does still have a handful of corporate donors to his campaign committee, including:
Visa, Mastercard, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.
This means that the war machine could also get the new Speaker to support more wars.
Whether Johnson will resist the billions of dollars only time will tell but the beginning is not that bright for the MAGA movement!