Speaker smacks down news anchor on faith


House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) didn’t hold back on his deep knowledge of our history when he firmly overwhelmed CNBC co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin when questioned about praying on the floor of Congress earlier this year.

“The separation of church and state is a misnomer —people misunderstand it,” Johnson said during this interview on “Squawk Box.”

During this interview the Speaker also endorsed President Trump. “I’m all in for President Trump,” Johnson told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “I expect he’ll be our nominee. He’s going to win it and we have to make [President Joe] Biden a one-term president.”

Johnson voted to overturn the 2020 election result and and repeated that he believes the 2020 election was fixed: “I was one of his lawyers. I worked on the impeachment defense team twice in the House to defend his positions. And I know how he thinks. And he’s convinced that because of all the irregularities and everything else, that he was still entitled to that…he just felt like he was cheated in that election. And I think that’s a core conviction of his. And when I say we should take him at his word on that, he believes it.”