A few days ago, Jim Jordan withdrew his name from the Speaker bid….
Then he re-entered…
Then he lost a couple more votes….
And breaking just now, the Republicans have voted to take Jim Jordan off the ballot for Speaker.
Things are getting ugly:
BREAKING: Republicans drop Jim Jordan as House speaker nominee, putting them back at square one 17 days after Kevin McCarthy’s ouster. https://t.co/zf5oAkexcc
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 20, 2023
From the AP:
Republicans dropped Rep. Jim Jordan on Friday as their nominee for House speaker, making the decision during a closed-door session after the hard-edged ally of Donald Trump failed badly on a third ballot for the gavel.
Afterward, Jordan said simply of his colleagues, “We put the question to them, they made a different decision.”
The hard-charging Judiciary Committee chairman said House Republicans now need to come together and “figure out who our speaker is going to be.”
The House impasse deepening into a full-blown crisis, 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.
But it’s been a hard week of work so time to pack up and go home for the weekend:
The House GOP just voted behind closed doors to drop Jim Jordan as a speaker nominee.
Everyone is going home for the weekend.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) October 20, 2023
UNIPARTY wins again?
The uniparty sewer rats just voted Jim Jordan out! 😡😡
Republicans drop Jim Jordan as House speaker nominee, putting them back at square one 17 days after McCarthy’s ouster https://t.co/YshznyFHL9
— Joe Patriot (@maga4joe) October 20, 2023
17 days huh?
Gee, you don’t say!
17 days huh?
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) October 20, 2023
You have to wonder though if this is all EXACTLY what Gaetz and his team wanted…
Without a Speaker, there’s no more overseas funding, do I have that correct?
Watch the Establishment absolutely melting down over the idea that they can’t continue to send Billions to other countries:
The Establishment is Panicked Over Not Having a House Speaker as it Impacts War Funding
“It matters to Americans because we can’t give aid to Israel…There is more support for bundling Ukraine and Israeli aid together…but again they can’t do anything until they get a Speaker” pic.twitter.com/otorvExKXW
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) October 20, 2023
If you ask me, I say keep it unfilled permanently!
Because I’m really tired of this: