Speaker Johnson vows to 'fight back… with everything we have in our arsenal' after Trump's verdict

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., vowed Sunday to seek revenge for the guilty verdict against former President Trump, saying House Republicans would use “everything in our arsenal.”

Johnson made the comments during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream. The speaker highlighted the oversight powers the House has, saying they plan to use them against corrupt prosecutors. However, he clarified that Republicans must stay within the “rule of law.”

“We are the rule of law party. Chaos is not a conservative value. We must fight back, and we will do so with everything we have in our arsenal. But we will do so within the bounds of the rule of law,” Johnson said.

“We believe in our institutions. We are conservatives and we are trying to preserve the greatest country in the history of the world. And its institutions are an important part of that. Our legal system is an important part of that,” he said. added.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson vowed Sunday to seek revenge for the guilty verdict against former President Trump, saying House Republicans would use “everything in our arsenal.” (Getty Images)

Trump was found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom last week of 34 felonies for falsifying company records, sparking outrage among conservatives. Bream highlighted the claims of some conservatives that the right answer is to open prosecutions against Democratic politicians.

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However, Johnson emphasized that Republicans must stay within the rule of law, and he pointed to the efforts of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. Jordan has summoned Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the lead prosecutors in the Trump case to testify before the committee on June 13.

Speaker Mike Johnson

House Speaker Mike Johnson says Republicans will use oversight powers to retaliate for Trump's verdict. (Getty Images)

Trump will be sentenced on July 11.

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The former president has used his conviction to galvanize voters who claim his prosecution was purely political. He has three additional charges to defend himself against.

Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower after being found guilty

The former president has used his conviction to galvanize voters who claim his prosecution was purely political. He has three additional charges to defend himself against. (Felipe Ramales for Fox News Digital)

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Trump's campaign has raised tens of millions of dollars in the days since his conviction on Thursday. His campaign estimates they will raise about $150 million over the course of the week.

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