As the November election quickly approaches, the Democratic Party appears to have identified the person they intend to paint as a “boogeyman”: Speaker of the House Paul Johnson. In recent weeks, Democrats have been quick to point to Johnson’s voting record as an example of Republican extremism. A majority of Democrats now argue that Speaker Johnson is an enabler of President Donald Trump’s more controversial policies. In a recent interview, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi commented on the situation.“Paul Johnson is a powerful symbol of the Republican establishment in this country and his voting record and close ties to the President make him a prime target for Democrats. As we enter the final stretch before the election, it’s clear that Speaker Johnson’s continued presence in Washington serves as a reminder of why change is needed.” The Speaker has been critical of Democratic proposals, particularly the party’s push for reforms to the US health care system and its focus on environmental issues. In the past, Johnson has suggested that these policy changes would be too expensive and burdensome on taxpayers. In response to this criticism, Pelosi has responded by saying: “The truth is that Democrats are offering common-sense solutions that will bring real relief to working families, and Speaker Johnson is standing in the way of progress. His outdated views on health care, immigration, and the environment have no place in our society.” It appears Democrats intend to make Speaker Paul Johnson a boogeyman in the weeks leading up to the election. The party appears to be focused on characterizing Johnson as an obstacle to progress and reform. Whether or not this tactic will be successful remains to be seen, but one thing is certain–Democrats are determined to make Speaker Johnson a prominent figure in this election.