CNN Con­cedes ‘Huge­ly Con­ser­v­a­tive’ John­son Isn’t ‘The Dev­il Incar­nate’

Before Louisiana Rep. Mike John­son offi­cial­ly became Speak­er of the House on Wednes­day, there was the sev­en-per­son pre-game pan­el on CNN’s Inside Pol­i­tics. One of those pan­elists, senior polit­i­cal ana­lyst Glo­ria Borg­er, was forced to con­cede that despite being “huge­ly con­ser­v­a­tive,” John­son is “not the dev­il incar­nate.”
Borger’s remarks as she recalled Reps. Jim Jor­dan and Tom Emmer’s failed bids, “I think he is a per­son who’s hard to demo­nize. You know, it’s very easy to demo­nize some­body like a Jim Jor­dan, …