Johnson represents Georgia’s Fourth district, which previously sent the red menace Cynthia McKinney to Washington. Needless to say, around 150% of his district voted for Obama in the last election.
Johnson is a member of the House Democratic leadership, serving as Regional Whip for the Eighth Region (GA, FL, MS, AL, U.S. Virgin Islands). He sits on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee. A frequent and harsh critic of President Bush, he thinks criticism of Obama is secretly racist, and has called for the censure of an Obama critic in Congress..
The 55-year-old Johnson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. So far, Johnson is the leading contender for this year’s Sheila Jackson Lee Martian Flag Award.