Raj Shah, Supporter Of Election Lies, Named To Speaker Johnson’s Office
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – The new House Speaker Mike Johnson has tapped Raj Shah to be his deputy chief of staff for communications.
The Indian American who has played the roles of deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to the president, was among those who were embroiled in the lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit brought and won against Fox Corp. Shah’s internal messages along with other Fox executives, where he was a senior vice president helped go toward the news outlet having to make a $787 million settlement. It also exposed him as promoting the election lies of Donald Trump. Shah had to leave the job under a cloud.
Shah has also been a research director and deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee.
In his new job, Shah will be Johnson’s chief spokesperson and “help run messaging for House Republicans,” Politico reported October 31.