Speaker Johnson Gives Thumbs Up To Biden-Trump Rematch

Republicans are “very happy” with the results from Super Tuesday, according to House Speaker Mike Johnson, and they’re very happy that there will be a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden come November.

As Johnson said during his weekly House GOP press conference, he said:

“We’re very happy with the results last night. The race is set now; it will be a rematch, and we like that rematch. And from my perspective, I think President Trump, what his message is resonating with the American people because this is not an untested theory.

“We know what President Trump delivered. The first two years of his administration — by just two years we had delivered the greatest economy in the history of the world, not just the U.S., and the reason was because we acted upon our core principles that we’ve always supported as conservatives, as Republicans.

“We limited the size and scope of government. We cut regulations substantially. Of course, we had historic tax reform and tax cuts.”

Johnson affirmed that Republicans in the House would work closely with what he called the “new president,” in referring to Trump. He continued:

“We are going to turn the catastrophe, the crisis, the decline that we’ve described this morning completely around.”

Both Trump and Biden blew through Super Tuesday with huge victories and without much competition at all. Trump won 14 out of the 15 states that held primary elections on Tuesday, with his former challenger Nikki Haley winning only one.

Haley only emerged victorious in Vermont. While she looked to have a chance in states such as Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia heading into Super Tuesday, Trump was able to sweep those states as well.

That was a telling story, as there are many more moderate Republican voters in those states than in some of the others that had held their primary elections before Super Tuesday.

After the big wins on Tuesday for Trump, Haley finally decided to back out of the race, suspending her presidential campaign and officially paving the way for Trump to take the GOP nomination.

In making her official announcement on Wednesday, Haley didn’t outright endorse Trump for president, saying instead that he would need to earn the vote of those who had supported her up until this point. That said, she added that she was leaving the door open for an official endorsement as the November election draws nearer.

Other prominent Republicans did immediately come out and endorse Trump for president one Haley dropped out of the race, including outgoing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

While neither Trump nor Biden has technically captured enough delegates to officially be named their party’s nominee, it’s all but assured that they will do so in the near future. That means they’ll face off head-to-head again come November, four years after their infamous initial battle in 2020.