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Ohio Congresswoman Emilia Sykes denounces new House speaker as against abortion, social security, medicaid and medicare.....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Emilia Sykes (OH-13), an Akron Democrat and one of three Black women in congress from Ohio, denounced House Republicans' choice on Wednesday of Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) as the new speaker of the House.

After weeks of political infighting and a House of Representatives that has been at a standstill since congressional Republicans ousted then House Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this month, Johnson won with unanimous support from fellow Republican lawmakers over House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeen Jefferies, 220-209. His win, however, came steeped in controversy and claims by naysayers that he is  a 2020 election denier and radial right extremist who is staunchly against women's reproductive rights and medicare and medicaid for the nation's seniors and marginalized groups, among a host of other public policy issues dear to Democrats.

“I’m disappointed that after three weeks of House Republicans fighting among-st  themselves and forcing congress to a standstill as they have chosen to elect an extreme House speaker that supported efforts to overturn the 2020 election, wants to criminalize abortion nationwide, and has worked to slash social security, medicare, and medicaid,” Sykes said. “People in Ohio’s 13th congressional district deserve a speaker of the House who will work together with any member to find common ground and bipartisan solutions— not someone who will double down on partisan politics meant to distract and divide us."

The congresswoman went on to say that " I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are ready to put people over politics and do the same.”

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