Mike Johnson stares down jeers at hostile Columbia University: ‘Enjoy your free speech’

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) faced chants and boos from pro-Palestinian protesters who attempted to drown out House Republicans‘ speeches as they called on Columbia University President Minouche Shafik to resign over rising antisemitism on campus.

Johnson was joined by Reps. Mike Lawler (R-NY), Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) on Wednesday to blast Shafik for “failed” leadership and her inability to keep Jewish students safe on campus.

“I’m here to proclaim to all those who gnash their teeth and demand to wipe the State of Israel off the map and attack our innocent Jewish students this simple truth: Neither Israel, nor these Jewish students on this campus, will ever stand alone,” Johnson said during a press conference at the university.

While Johnson gave his speech, a large crowd of pro-Palestinian
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