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Moore: ‘Nation will be better’ with new Speaker

U.S. Rep. 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 the Alabama GOP congressional delegation in voting for U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson to be the next Speaker.

Johnson (R-La.) won the position by a 220-209 vote Wednesday, ending a chaotic weeks-long process in trying to find a new leader.

Not long after the vote, Moore joined Newsmax and praised Johnson’s conservative record.

“Just shows you what kind of leader Mike Johnson is,” Moore said. “He can unite people. He’s a dear friend of mine, we serve on Judiciary. He’s a fighter, but like you said earlier, he’s just a happy warrior. He’s a kind of guy who can unite people and at the same time he can take strong chances without anybody having to take it personally. I’m honored to have Mike on board.

“It took us a minute to get there, but there’s no doubt the nation will be better with Speaker Mike Johnson in that position to lead this nation forward in a troubling and trying time certainly for our country.”

The congressman said Johnson will get support from the different factions that make up the Republican Party on Capitol Hill.

“Mike’s going to stand for what makes America great as we continue that fight,” he said. “We’re going to support him. He’s a man of faith. I appreciate that about him. And listen, within the Republican conference there was a divide. There’s that old guard Republican group of people that, hey, we’re $33 trillion in debt.”

Moore said that even though there was some division in the process to elect a Speaker, he believes the end result will be good for the party and the country.

“[T]here’s new majorities coming in from all over the country,” he said. “And their new leadership coming in from populist districts that are saying, ‘Hey, we want to see a change in D.C. We’re tired of business as usual.’ And that’s why there was a little bit of a battle behind the scenes, but we came out as a winner with a true conservative leader. And I think it’s going to be great for our country, great for a party and certainly good for the globe as America is strong, the rest of the world is safe.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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