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Speaker Johnson refuses to stand by when James Carville attacks his Christian faith as 'a bigger threat than al-Qaeda'
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Speaker Johnson refuses to stand by when James Carville attacks his Christian faith as 'a bigger threat than al-Qaeda'

House Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to sit idly and let Democrats attack Christians with bad-faith attacks.

On Friday, Democratic strategist James Carville was speaking with Bill Maher when he offered his perspective on Christians like Johnson: They're "a bigger threat" than al-Qaeda.

"Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States," Carville claimed. "This is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country."

Carville continued:

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. 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.

Maher actually threw Carville a bone, asking if he was referring to "Christian nationalism," and Carville responded, "Absolutely."

However, the way in which Carville pontificated about Johnson indicated that he was speaking about Christianity generally, not any form of nationalism per se. This is an important distinction because Johnson has never said he ascribes to any form of "Christian nationalism." Quite tellingly, that phrase is only used when the media and Democrats want to attack him.

Johnson responded to Carville's attack on Sunday, exposing the absurdity of his claim.

"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," he added.

Meanwhile, it's not true, as Carville claimed, that Johnson does not believe in the Constitution. Johnson, in fact, worked as a constitutional lawyer prior to entering politics.

Johnson has also repeatedly explained that he is not "trying to establish Christianity as the national religion or something." Instead, he describes himself as a "rule-of-law guy" who respects the "rule of law" and the "law of the land" — even when that law contradicts his Christian faith.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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