Additional Information on Hank Johnson Jr.

* A strong opponent of America’s involvement in the Iraq War, Hank Johnson in 2007 was one of 90 Members of Congress who formed a Peace Pledge Coalition that stated, in an open letter to President Bush: “We will only support appropriating funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office.” The letter was initiated by such notables as Medea BenjaminKevin Zeese, and representatives of AfterDowningStreet.org, the Backbone Campaign, the Center for Labor Renewal, Democracy Rising, Democrats.com, the Progressive Democrats of America, Velvet Revolution, and Voters for Peace.

* In January 2008, Johnson was one of nine Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee who called for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney, charging that Cheney had manipulated and fabricated intelligence regarding the threat that Saddam Hussein‘s Iraq posed to the United States. Other Judiciary Committee members who favored Cheney’s impeachment included Tammy Baldwin, Steve Cohen, Keith EllisonLuis GutierrezSheila Jackson-LeeMaxine WatersAnthony Weiner, and Robert Wexler.

* In a 2014 Washingtonian poll of congressional aides, Johnson and fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Corrine Brown tied for first place in two categories: “Worst Speaker in the House” and “Most Clueless in the House.”

* Among Johnson’s most noteworthy political supporters is the organization J Street.

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