USA: Will Mike Johnson become the savior of Ukraine today?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives was once one of the most vocal opponents of arms sales to Kiev. Now he is risking his job for it – and knows Donald Trump at his side.

Looking back, this may have been the moment when Mike Johnson, the fickle man, became a determined leader. On Wednesday of this week, the Republican stood in the magnificent Rotunda of the Capitol and appeared combative. “I could make a selfish decision,” the House speaker said. “But I'm doing what I think is the right thing here. It's critically important that Ukraine receives weapons now,” said Johnson. “I'm willing to take a personal risk for this. We have to do the right thing, history will judge us.”