Democratic Strategist Asserts Speaker Johnson Poses a Greater Threat to U.S. Than Al-Qaeda, Johnson Issues Response

In a recent interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Democratic strategist James Carville argued that Christian Republicans posed a more significant threat to the U.S. than Islamic terrorists. Carville made these comments while discussing the newly appointed U.S. House Speaker, Mike Johnson.

“And let me tell you something: The Speaker of the House, they got probably at least two Supreme Court justices, maybe more, don’t kid yourself,” he continued.

“People in the press have no idea who this guy is, how he was formed, what the threat is, and this is a fundamental threat to the United States. It is a fundamental thing. [They] don’t believe in the Constitution. They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

“And to say, ‘Oh, come on, man. It’s just some crazy s***.’ No, no. They believe that. And they’re coming and they’ve been doing it forever. They’re funded. They’re funded. They’re relentless and, you know, they probably won’t win for a while but they might. And if they do, the whole country blows a gasket.”

Johnson addressed the comments in a post on his official government X account.

“It’s twisted and shameful that a leading Democrat strategist says millions of Christians in America are a greater threat than foreign terrorists who murdered more than 3,000 Americans,” Johnson said. “The Democratic Party should condemn this. But they won’t.”