Smug, smiling leftist Jen Psaki condescendingly calls Speaker Mike Johnson a ‘religious fundamentalist,’ rips his ‘extreme Christian conservatism’

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Leftist Jen Psaki — who parlayed her know-it-all demeanor as press secretary for Democratic President Joe Biden into a gig pressing that same, self-righteous button for MSNBC — over the weekend took aim at new House Speaker Mike Johnson.

During her condescending “Inside with Jen Psaki” segment Sunday, the smiling host called Johnson a “deeply religious conservative Republican” and a “religious fundamentalist” while ripping his “extreme Christian conservatism.”

What’s the background?

Johnson’s spiritual convictions are well-known, as he recently stated, “I am a Bible-believing Christian. Someone asked me today in the media, they said, ‘It’s curious, people are curious. What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun?’ I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it — that’s my worldview.’ That’s what I believe, and so I make no apologies for it. That’s my personal worldview.”

That apparently gave Psaki the willies.

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“You heard that right!” she declared in a mocking tone during her segment. “The Bible doesn’t just inform his worldview, it is his worldview.”

Psaki also criticized Johnson’s first speech as House speaker, saying he “suggested that his election as speaker was an act of God.”

“Talk about a bit of a humblebrag there,” Psaki noted in an attempted zinger.

Here’s what Johnson said in that now-viral address:

“I believe that Scripture, the Bible, is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority. 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. 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.”

Yup, that’s some real extremism there. Anyway, Jen wasn’t done with her takedown.

“So, what exactly has God apparently called on Mike Johnson to do?” Psaki asked in her well-worn, smark-aleck tone. “Well, his views on policy are essentially what you’d expect from a religious fundamentalist: they’re more divisive than they are divine.”

She also ripped Alliance Defending Freedom, which Johnson worked for in the past, saying that the conservative legal outfit is “so right-wing it was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Which is a curious thing to declare, as Psaki essentially acknowledged that the Southern Poverty Law Center decrees hate-group status according to how right-wing it believes a group is. Which doesn’t seem biased at all — no, not one bit.

Here’s Psaki’s segment:

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