It took more than three weeks.
But House Republicans elected Louisiana Representative Mike Johnson as the new Speaker on Wednesday.
And Mike Johnson’s first move as the new House Speaker put a big smile on Franklin Graham’s face.
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) successfully led an effort to vacate the chair and oust Kevin McCarthy from his position as House Speaker back on October 3.
Gaetz filed his motion to vacate after McCarthy went back on his word and worked with Democrats to pass a Continuing Resolution that kept Joe Biden’s weaponized government running full steam ahead.
McCarthy was the first Speaker in U.S. history to be removed by a vote of the House of Representatives.
However, without a Speaker, the House rules prevent members from conducting regular business.
RINOs voted against conservative Jim Jordan as Speaker on three separate ballots and set up a showdown in the House that lasted three weeks.
But on Wednesday the three-week battle came to an end when the entire Republican conference voted to elect Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson as the new Speaker of the House.
Most Republicans across the country do not know much about Mike Johnson.
But the Reverend Franklin Graham introduced him to Christian voters in a post on social media where he said “he is God’s man for this job.”
“Congratulations to Congressman Mike Johnson of Louisiana who was just elected as Speaker of the House!” Graham wrote. “He had unanimous Republican support.”
Graham then revealed the first move the Speaker made was to lead the House in prayer.
“Last night after he was elected, he asked the entire GOP to stop and bow their heads and pray with him,” Graham revealed. “That is so great to see.”
“I believe that he is God’s man for this job,” Graham wrote about Johnson. “I encourage Americans to stop right now and pray for him—that God would protect him and his family and God would use him to help lead our nation through these troubled times.”
Johnson acknowledged his faith Wednesday night when speaking to the GOP conference.
“I believe that Scripture, the Bible, is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority,” Johnson said. “He raised up each of you, all of us, and I believe that God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here for this specific moment in this time.”
“This is my belief,” the new Speaker continued. “I believe that each one of us has a huge responsibility today to use the gifts that God has given us to serve the extraordinary people of this great country — and they deserve it — and to ensure that our republic remains standing as the great beacon of light and hope and freedom in a world that desperately needs it.”