Jim Jordan Fails To Secure Votes For Speaker On 3rd Vote


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Jim Jordan was unable to secure enough votes to become Speaker of the House.

AP News reported:

Rep. Jim Jordan was failing again Friday on a third ballot for the House speaker’s gavel, rejected by a steady roll call of more mainstream Republicans who warned the hard-edged ally of Donald Trump that no threats or promises could win their support.

Republicans have no realistic or workable plan to unite the fractured GOP majority, elect a new speaker and return to the work of Congress that has been languishing since hard-liners ousted Kevin McCarthy at the start of the month.

Ahead of the vote, Jordan showed no signs of stepping aside, insisting at a Capitol press conference: “The American people are hungry for change.”

Drawing on his Ohio roots, Jordan, who is popular with the GOP’s right-flank activist base of voters, positioned his long-shot campaign alongside the history of American innovators including the Wright brothers, urging his colleagues to elect him to the speakership.

24 RINOs opposed Jim Jordan.

They cast ballots for other candidates.

Those candidates were Patrick McHenry, Byron Donalds, Tom Emmer, Steve Scalise, Lee Zeldin, Mike Garcia, and Bruce Westerman.

Gateway Pundit reported:

1. Don Bacon: Patrick McHenry

2. Vern Buchanan: Byron Donalds

3. Ken Buck: Tom Emmer

4. Chavez-Deremer: McHenry

5. Diaz-Balart- Scalise

6. Anthony D’Esposito- Lee Zeldin

7. Jake Ellzey: Mike Garcia

8. Drew Ferguson- Scalise

9. Brian Fitzpatrick: McHenry

10. Andrew Garbarino- Lee Zeldin

11. Carlos Gimenez- McCarthy

12. Tony Gonzales – Scalise

13. Kay Granger – Scalise

14. John James: Scalise

15. Tom Kean: McCarthy

16. Jen Kiggans: McHenry

17. Nick LaLota: Zeldin

18. Mike Kelly: Scalise

19. Mike Lawler: McHenry

20. Marinette Miller-Meeks – McHenry

21. Marc Molinaro – Zeldin

22. John Rutherford – Scalise

23. Mike Simpson – Scalise

24. Pete Stauber- Bruce Westerman