A faction of Republicans that strongly opposes Jim Jordan is vowing he’ll have a challenger during the House floor speakership vote on Tuesday, according to two House Republicans familiar with the planning.
While they have not yet nailed down a specific name, they believe the person they ultimately land on will not only be able block Jordan from the speakership, but also give cover to those who want to vote against him.
The challenger will certainly take arrows from the far-right flank of the conference, which is pushing hard for Jordan. “There will be an alternative for the rational part of the Republican conference,” said one of these House Republicans.
Read the full article. Looks like we’ll see another marathon round of voting tomorrow. Can Jordan break McCarthy’s 15-round record?
SCOOP: A group of House Republicans that strongly opposes Jim Jordan is vowing he’ll have a challenger during the House floor speakership vote on Tuesday, two GOP members familiar w/ planning tell me.
No name decided upon just yet.https://t.co/ZrrbBMWJYC
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