Congressional staffers blast Johnson for calling for federal employees to be fired over Israel-Hamas war protest

A group of congressional staffers responded Tuesday to Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) call for federal workers walking out in protest of the war between Israel and terrorist group Hamas to be fired.

The congressional staffers’s protest coincided with a wider protest organized by the Feds United For Peace group that saw federal workers observe a day of mourning on Tuesday, of which Johnson criticized and called for the firing of the employees who participated.

“Speaker Johnson’s threats are intended to curtail free speech and enforce a culture of impunity across the legislative and executive branches of our government,” the group of congressional staffers said in a statement.

“Any attempt to stop federal workers from mourning the terrible loss of life resulting from this war is heartless,” they added.

The Congressional Staff for a Ceasefire Now took part
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