The first round of voting on Jim Jordan has ended in defeat.
20 Republicans voted against Jim Jordan in an upset that has left Rep. Jordan without the votes needed to be the next House speaker.
Many call these 20 Republicans traitors and RINOs for not supporting the Trump-endorsed congress member as the next Speaker.
The losers not voting for Jim Jordan today are all RINO sellout traitors to their voters who only care about themselves and the money they’re scamming through donors and lobbyists.
Primary them all out and make their defeats as big as Liz Cheney.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 17, 2023
Fox News has more on Rep. Jordan’s defeat:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, lost the first-round vote to be House speaker on Tuesday after 20 Republicans joined all Democrats to shoot down his candidacy.
Seven Republicans voted for Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., who was the previous speaker-designate before being forced to withdraw due to mounting opposition. Six GOP lawmakers voted for ousted ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and three moderate New York Republicans voted for former GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York.
Additional votes were cast for House Rules Committee Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
So, what’s next?
There are a couple of different outcomes.
It looks like the House will revote Rep. Jordan in hopes that he will win in the second round.
The first round of voting continues in the election for Speaker of the House, but it appears no member has the votes to be elected at this point. If this is the case, a second round of voting will take place. pic.twitter.com/KJrqWhPJWP
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) October 17, 2023
Others think that McCarthy has a chance to become Speaker.
There is chatter amongst DC insiders that McCarthy might be making a play to be Speaker if Jim Jordan can’t pull it off
If so that would be a conniving, yet cunning strategy
Think about it – KM says he won’t run, openly supports Jordan to look like a team player, but secretly… https://t.co/NJIcENizVJ
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 17, 2023
Wouldn’t that be something?
I still have hopes that Rep. Jordan will win the election and steer the House in a positive direction.
CNN has more on the story:
It’s now been two weeks of high-stakes chaos over the speaker’s gavel following the unprecedented ouster of McCarthy. The House’s slim margin is what led to McCarthy’s removal at the hands of a band of eight GOP rebels – and now a similarly sized group of House Republicans could block Jordan’s ascension, too.
In January, 19 Republicans initially voted against McCarthy for speaker, before he eventually won a majority and the gavel after 15 votes. Jordan hasn’t signaled how long he plans to take his push to become speaker. After the first vote, Jordan was meeting with members in the GOP cloakroom off the House floor.
“I feel really good,” Jordan told CNN just before the vote. “Whatever it takes to get a speaker today.”
Jordan and his allies felt they had made significant headway over the past several days, with the Ohio Republican pitching skeptical lawmakers one on one – and his allies outside Congress attacking the holdouts and threatening political consequences if they stand against a favorite of the Trump-aligned GOP base.
Until the House selects a speaker, the chamber is in a legislative paralysis, unable to consider legislation, such as passing additional military aid to Israel or government funding – with the threat of a shutdown just a month away thanks to McCarthy’s six-week stopgap spending deal that prompted the move against him.
If another vote is held, at least one of Jordan’s opponents said he would flip – though others could opt against sticking with the Ohio Republican.
I believe these GOP turncoats will vote for Jim Jordan in another round of voting.
They just wanted the limelight and wanted to take a stance.
Just wait till their constituents start calling their phones and demanding them to vote for Rep. Jordan!
This story is developing; stay tuned to learn the outcome.