House Democrats Mock Speaker Mike Johnson For Fundraising Email Typo: 'I Refuse To Put People Over Politics'

A recent fundraising email from House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has sparked controversy due to a perceived typo in the message.

What Happened: Johnson, in one of his first fundraising emails since becoming the Speaker, used the phrase: “I refuse to put people over politics.”

This apparent mix-up has caught the attention of House Democrats and their allies.

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) responded with a veiled criticism on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “House Democrats will continue to put people over politics. Why is that an issue for our Republican colleagues?”

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Gun control advocacy group Giffords, founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), also took a swipe at Johnson for his record on gun control legislation. "Mike Johnson says the quiet part out loud: ‘I refuse to put people over politics," the group said. "For politicians bought by gun lobbyists, the people are never top priority."

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Why It Matters: Following his swearing-in as Speaker, Johnson had said, “We’re in the majority right now. We’ve gone through a little bit of character building, and you know what it’s produced: more strength, more perseverance, and a lot of hope.”

Democrats have launched a campaign against Johnson, criticizing his views on abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) described Johnson as an “anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-gun safety, pro-Trump extremist.”

He added, “He’s a MAGA extremist, he [just] has better manners.”

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Disclaimer: This content was partially produced with the help of Benzinga Neuro and was reviewed and published by Benzinga editors.

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