The New York Post reports:
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) fell short of the number of votes needed to succeed ousted Kevin McCarthy as the next Speaker of the House, on the first ballot. The night before Tuesday’s vote, several Republican lawmakers emerged from a House GOP conference meeting saying that they won’t vote for Jordan, 59. Jordan, however, came out of the meeting confident that he will be elected speaker of the House on Tuesday — despite at least six GOP lawmakers still opposed to his nomination and others undecided.
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“Even leaders of his own party have called him a ‘legislative terrorist’ … This body is debating elevating a Speaker nominee who has not passed a single bill in 16 years.”
—Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) leads House Democrats in a call-and-response lambasting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). pic.twitter.com/rjXgE2vYYe
— The Recount (@therecount) October 17, 2023
“No person who loves their country and takes its security seriously could ever even remotely consider voting for Jim Jordan, a preposterous figure whose rise portends a national catastrophe every bit as much as Trump’s did.”
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— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) October 17, 2023