House GOP Nominated Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House

by J Pelkey
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Jim Jordan has received the official nomination as the Republican Party’s choice for Speaker, beating Austin Scott (R-GA) – a Steve Scalise ally – with a vote of 124-81.

Earlier Friday, Breaking Digest reported that Jim Jordan re-entered the race after Steve Scalise dropped out of the competition on Thursday night.

Scott launched a last minute bid for speaker in an attempt to block Jim Jordan.

Jordan will now compete against Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), provided he can secure sufficient support. The Hill points out that this may pose a challenge, however.

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He “secured” the vote with a margin of 152-55, falling short by 65 votes to achieve a majority.

Jordan’s tenure as the head of the staunchly conservative House Freedom Caucus bolstered his position as a formidable contender, despite reservations from moderate GOP members.

Jordan garnered increasing support, as seen in endorsements like that from Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC), a close ally of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Hudson emphasized that rallying behind the conservative stalwart is the “best chance to stop [President Joe] Biden.”

I believe Jim Jordan is the person who should lead us. The House Republican Majority is the last best chance to stop Biden and the anti-American liberals who are dragging this country down. We must unite behind one leader with the integrity, the ability and the vision to lead us. I believe Jim Jordan is that leader and I ask my colleagues to join me now.

However, the prospect of a House floor vote today is uncertain, given that Jordan only obtained 124 votes within the conference, and obstacles remain, according to reports by Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman.

Other lawmakers, initially upset by McCarthy’s removal, are beginning to come around. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), who had previously stated he would never support Rep. Jordan under any circumstances, now reconsidering his position.

On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) switched his support from Scalise to Jordan, taking the opportunity to criticize former Speaker Paul Ryan for growing the national deficit and debt during his time as Speaker. This move followed Ryan’s public criticism of Gaetz for his role in Rep. McCarthy’s removal from the position of Speaker.

Paul Ryan is a FAILED House Speaker who grew our deficit and debt. No wonder he has great empathy for Kevin McCarthy.

It’s Jim Jordan Time!

On Friday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he is wading into the House’s dispute for the first time because Rep. Jordan is a “good friend and strong conservative.”

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