This is just ugly for “Speaker” Mike Johnson

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The first week of Mike Johnson’s Speakership has not gone very well. This was to be expected because, tell me WHEN anything the GOP does go well? Is there one time? I don’t think so. Johnson has been all the talk in political circles this week, but ninety percent of what is being said is not complimentary to the Clark Kent wanna-be.

But now something mystical and new has washed to shore regarding Speaker Johnson. It is tinged with mystery. One could call it the case of the Speaker’s missing bank accounts. Mike Johnson has no bank accounts. Mike Johnson has no bank accounts. This is befuddling enough to say twice.

The Daily Beast broke this story, saying that in Johnson’s financial disclosures, going all the way back to 2016, no bank accounts were ever reported. Nor were they reported for his wife or his kids. Mike Johnson made $200,000 last year. No assets were listed. No bank counts to see.

There are several hypotheses making their rounds right now. One is that the Speaker lives paycheck to paycheck. I doubt it. I do not know ANYONE making that type of money who has no bank account at all. And what about his wife? His kids? This is a mystery, alright, and it kinda sorta stinks to high heaven.

The Daily Beast explains: “Johnson’s household income puts him in the top 12% of earners in the United States.” Also, it’s been revealed that Johnson has debt — and lots of it. Many pundits are saying all of this raises serious questions about the new Speaker’s “financial well-being.” I agree.

I have never heard of anything like this before. And Speaker Johnson owes it to the American people to answer the questions swirling around about his bank accounts — or lack thereof. After all, he works for US — the American people. So, of course, we should know just WHO our Speaker is — or is not.

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