Roll Call reports:
Georgia Rep. Austin Scott said Friday he will run for speaker, making it at least a two-person race. Scott will make his case to fellow House Republicans during a candidate forum at 1 p.m. on Friday, hours after Republicans rejected proposed rule changes for how to elect a speaker nominee.
Scott, who is in his seventh term, criticized the eight Republicans who voted with all House Democrats to oust former Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the office last week as “nothing more than grifters who have handed control of the House to the Democratic Party in the name of their own glory and fundraising.”
Read the full article. Scott had not appeared on JMG until today, despite being his 13 years so far as a House rep.
I have filed to be Speaker of the House. We are in Washington to legislate, and I want to lead a House that functions in the best interest of the American people.
— Rep. Austin Scott (@AustinScottGA08) October 13, 2023
“It makes us look like a bunch of idiots,” said Rep. Austin Scott, who is not backing Jim Jordan
Don Bacon says the dysfunction puts a swing seat like his at risk of flipping to Ds. “These guys want to be in the minority.”
GOP meets at 10am today pic.twitter.com/Ds8aSBeoJl
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 13, 2023
For those asking about Rep. Austin Scott R-GA – he voted *against* the GOP electoral vote challenge to both Pennsylvania and Arizona on the night of Jan. 6. https://t.co/mFeU4cJMj1
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 13, 2023