Cheney on Johnson at Trump trial: ‘Not that concerned with teaching morality’

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Cheney on Johnson at Trump trial: ‘Not that concerned with teaching morality’

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) for showing up to former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial in New York on Tuesday.

“Have to admit I’m surprised that @SpeakerJohnson wants to be in the ‘I cheated on my wife with a porn star’ club,” Cheney posted on social media platform X. “I guess he’s not that concerned with teaching morality to our young people after all.”

Johnson appeared with other Republican lawmakers at the Manhattan courthouse where Trump is on trial for falsifying business records connected to an alleged affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels.

In a statement confirming his appearance in New York, the Speaker’s office said the hush money case was a “sham prosecution of President Trump” and criticized the “left-wing Manhattan district attorney” Alvin Bragg, who led the investigation into Trump.

His appearance at the courthouse signals that, despite Trump’s legal troubles and the details exposed about his alleged sexual encounter with Daniels, House Republicans are backing him ahead of the November election.

Cheney was driven out of Congress after becoming a vocal Republican Trump critic following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Johnson is a Christian conservative, and his religious values have been highlighted since he took the gavel last year. He brought his Bible to the rostrum before taking the oath of office and has maintained that he is a pro-life “Bible-believing Christian.”

The Hill has reached out to Johnson’s office for comment.