US Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana became Speaker of the House last week, succeeding Kevin McCarthy of California who was ousted from the role in an historic vote. Johnson is the first Southern Republican to lead the House since Newt Gingrich between 1995 and 1999. Johnson is now third in line for the Presidency of the United States, after Vice-president Kamala Harris.
The US House of Representatives has launched an impeachment inquiry against US President Joe Biden after having uncovered a “culture of corruption” that demands deeper review, according to Speaker Kevin McCarthy, citing evidence the House has gathered in its investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings which may have benefited from his father's influence.
After 15 rounds of voting Republican Kevin McCarthy becomes the new Speaker of the House in the longest speaker contest in 164 years