Mike Johnson’s Border Standoff and Jacob Elordi’s Alleged Assault: Recent Events Unfold
In recent developments, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has taken a firm stance on the Senate’s border legislation, denying any influence from former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, “Saltburn” actor Jacob Elordi faces a police investigation following an alleged assault in Sydney, Australia.
Mike Johnson’s Border Standoff:
Mike Johnson, the Republican House Speaker, made it clear during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he won’t consider a border deal anytime soon, despite Trump openly condemning the Senate’s efforts. When asked if Trump is calling the shots, Johnson firmly stated, “Of course not. He’s not calling the shots. I am calling the shots for the House; that’s our responsibility.”
The border bill has been a subject of contention, with Trump expressing that it is unnecessary and blaming President Joe Biden for not addressing the issue independently. Johnson’s position underscores the internal divisions within the Republican party regarding border security, with some members aligning with Trump’s perspective.
Negotiations on the border deal seem to have reached a bipartisan agreement, with Senator Chris Murphy announcing on social media that a deal had been reached. However, the full details of the legislation are yet to be made public, leaving the extent of Johnson’s influence on the House’s response to be seen.
Jacob Elordi’s Alleged Assault:
On a separate note, actor Jacob Elordi, known for his roles in “Saltburn” and “Euphoria,” is reportedly involved in a police investigation in Australia. The 26-year-old actor allegedly assaulted KIIS FM radio producer and TikToker Joshua Fox outside a hotel in Sydney.
According to a statement from the New South Wales Police, the incident occurred on Saturday, February 3, when Fox approached Elordi, leading to an altercation. The police reported that Fox did not sustain any injuries. Elordi, who has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award at the upcoming AACTA Awards, is back in Australia ahead of the ceremony.
This incident adds to Elordi’s recent challenges, including dealing with a 61-year-old stalker. Elordi and his lawyers have been attempting to serve a legal restraining order against the stalker, with the next hearing scheduled for April 28.
As Mike Johnson stands firm on border negotiations, the political landscape remains tense within the Republican party. Simultaneously, Jacob Elordi faces legal scrutiny amid allegations of assault, casting a shadow over his return to Australia for the AACTA Awards.