Mike Johnson’s Communications Staffer to Leave Amid Senior Staff Departures

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Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is experiencing another departure of a senior staff member, adding to the concerning trend of key staff leaving his office.

Shah was among Johnson’s initial hires following his rise to the speakership. Since October, Shah has played a pivotal role in shaping the Speaker’s communications team, building it largely from scratch.

Shortly after the intention to report the story was communicated to Shah, Axios published a piece featuring quotes from both Shah and Speaker Mike Johnson.

“Due to the unprecedented circumstances leading to my becoming Speaker, I needed an experienced leader with talent and gravitas to craft and drive our message,” Johnson told Axios. “I am thankful that Raj stepped up to serve. He has become a trusted advisor and has built an incredible communications team. Raj has fulfilled his commitment, and I wish him continued success.”

Sources confirmed to Notus that Anang Mittal, who had been Johnson’s Head of Digital, resigned following complaints about his workplace performance and alleged unprofessional behavior.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson,

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks with reporters to discuss his proposal of sending crucial bipartisan support to aid Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan after weeks of inaction, at the Capitol in Washington on April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Earlier Tuesday, Punchbowl News reported that three of Johnson’s senior policy staffers would be leaving the office at the end of May.

Shah commended Johnson in his statement to Axios after opting not to provide a statement to Truth Voices.

“It’s an honor to serve Speaker Johnson during such a historic time,” Shah told Axios. “He has demonstrated exceptional leadership in guiding the conference through challenging issues. Speaker Johnson has established an authentic brand as a strong leader willing to make tough decisions and prioritize our nation and the institution.”

Bradley Jaye
Bradley Jaye
Political reporter.

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