After initially pulling his name from the ballot and then saying he would try again, Jim Jordan has suffered another defeat.
Don’t forget it took 15 times of voting before Kevin McCarthy was voted it, but Jim Jordan is following down the same path, logging his third defeat this morning.
BREAKING: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan loses 3rd vote for House Speaker
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 20, 2023
BREAKING: Republicans screw up again, reject Jim Jordan for Speaker for the third time even after he was nominated by Kevin McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/0aCSGFTa5c
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) October 20, 2023
With 427 Members present for the vote, Jim Jordan needed 214 votes to win.
He did not get it.
Seven members were absent.
QUORUM CALL: 427 MEMBERS present
214 to win the speakership
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 20, 2023
Interestingly, Kevin McCarthy nominated Jim Jordan and gave a speech in his favor:
🚨 McCarthy nominates Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.
“Being a speaker is not an easy job — especially in this conference, but I have seen Jim spend his entire career fighting for freedom. No matter what, no matter the odds — and I know he is ready for the job.” pic.twitter.com/Rgtk6S1lvn
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 20, 2023
Watch the speech here:
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) October 20, 2023
My friends over at The Gateway Pundit reported the names of the 13 RINOs who opposed Jim Jordan (and who they voted for instead):
Here are the RINOS who opposed Jordan:
Don Bacon: Patrick McHenry
Vern Buchanan: Byron Donalds
Ken Buck: Tom Emmer
Anthony D’Espositio- Lee Zeldin
Jake Ellzey: Mike Garcia
Drew Ferguson- Scalise
Andrew Garbarino- Lee Zeldin
Carlos Gimenez- McCarthy
Tony Gonzales – Scalise
Kay Granger – Scalise
We will continue to monitor this story and update you on new developments.