Congressman Barry Moore believes the newly elected Speaker of the House will unite the Republican Party and accomplish great things for the country.
Moore (R-Enterprise) joined the rest of Alabama’s Republican Congressional delegation in voting for U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson to be the next speaker.
On Wednesday, Mr. Johnson (R-Louisiana) won in a 220-209 vote, ending a chaotic weeks-long process to find a new leader.
Shortly after the vote, Moore joined Newsmax to praise Johnson’s conservative record.
Today I joined Newsmax American Agenda to discuss @RepMikeJohnsonElection of the 56th Speaker of the House of Representatives. This is a huge victory for House Republicans! Now is the time to get back to work on the spending process and put an end to Biden’s spending spree. pic.twitter.com/MXsKhewiYe
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) October 25, 2023
“It just showed what kind of leader Mike Johnson is,” Moore said. “He can bring people together. He’s a dear friend of mine and we’re both employees of the Department of Justice. He’s a warrior, but like I said, he’s just a happy warrior. He’s the type of guy who can bring people together and at the same time take on big opportunities without taking anyone personally. We’re honored to have Mike on board.
“It took us a minute to get there, but there is no doubt that our country will be better off with a Speaker, Mike Johnson, who is in a position to move this country forward during what is certainly a difficult and testing time for our country.”
The lawmaker said Johnson will have support from the various factions that make up the Republican Party on Capitol Hill.
“As we continue the fight, Mike will stand up for what makes America great,” he said. “We’re going to support him. He’s a man of faith. I appreciate that about him. Listen, there was division within the Republican conference. ‘We’re going to support $33 trillion. There’s a group of old-time Republicans who say they’re in debt.”
Moore said that although there was some division during the selection process, he believes the final outcome will be good for the party and the country.
“[T]A new majority is coming from all over the country,” he said. “And their new leadership is coming from populist districts that are saying, ‘Hey, we want to see change in D.C., but we’re tired of business as usual.'” That’s why. , there was a bit of a battle behind the scenes, but we came out victorious with true conservative leadership. And I think it’s going to be great for our country, it’s going to be great for our political party, and I think it’s definitely going to be great for the planet because it’s going to make America stronger and the rest of the world is safer. ”