House Speaker Mike Johnson has suddenly changed his tune and now claims to support additional assistance for Ukraine. This sudden shift in stance may seem surprising, but when you take a closer look at Johnson’s finances, a clear motive emerges. It turns out that Lockheed Martin, one of the largest defense contractors in the country, is one of Johnson’s biggest corporate donors. Coincidence? I think not.
It’s worth noting that when Johnson took office, he was one of the poorest speakers ever. The man had no disclosed investment accounts, not even an IRA. However, he did have a retirement account back in 2020, but it appears he mysteriously emptied it. So, where is Johnson getting his money from? Well, he does have a home loan worth up to $500,000 and a personal loan worth up to $50,000. Not exactly the financial prowess you’d expect from a House Speaker.
House #SpeakerMikeJohnson Now Says That He Supports Additional Assistance For #Ukraine And We Found The Reason Why (Video)
It's time to deal with the problem of larger corporate and donor-class contributions. #UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine #rinohack https://t.co/n3ifEFxcvJ
— Claire Swanson (@JustClaire007) October 27, 2023
But perhaps the most concerning aspect of Johnson’s funding is the handful of corporate donors to his campaign committee. Among them are Visa, Mastercard, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. It seems that Johnson is cozying up to the war machine, which raises serious questions about his newfound support for additional assistance to Ukraine.
Now, I’m not saying that supporting Ukraine is a bad thing. What I am saying is that we should be suspicious of politicians who suddenly flip-flop on their beliefs when it aligns with their financial interests. Johnson’s change of heart smells fishy, and it’s clear that he may be more interested in pleasing his corporate donors than the American people.
As conservatives, we should be wary of politicians who claim to support our values but are easily swayed by big money. The MAGA movement deserves better than leaders who are more concerned with filling their own pockets than fighting for the principles they were elected to uphold. Only time will tell if Johnson will resist the billions of dollars that come with supporting more wars, but right now, the future doesn’t look too bright for the MAGA movement.