The Independent reports:
Even as the tide is beginning to turn for Rep Jim Jordan and his initially uphill climb to become speaker of the House, a number of GOP members still say that he’s going to struggle to get the votes he needs – 217 – on the floor of the chamber where a vote is expected at noon on Tuesday (17 October).
Anti-Jordan members were struggling to get the ball rolling on Monday as they attempted to rally around an alternative candidate.
One House GOP member told Politico that the anti-Jordan coalition would likely be putting up Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who already attempted and failed to get the gavel, as a protest candidate instead of a real challenger.
Read the full article. As of last night there were still 8 reported GOP holdouts despite a ferocious campaign of threats by the cult, as exemplified by the tweet below. This morning, that number appears to be five. Jordan can only afford to lose four votes.
Apparently some GOP holdouts are complaining about the “grassroots pressure” on them to vote for Jim Jordan.
To that I say:
1. Get used to it – America First has taken over.
2. Tread carefully – This was us being nice. If you backstab us, just ask Bud Light what happens.
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 17, 2023