The House voted in a second round on Jim Jordan, only for him to lose again.
22 Republicans voted against Jim Jordan as the new Speaker following McCarthy’s oust.
While Rep. Jordan has not seen success yet.
He is still hoping to secure enough votes in another round.
🚨 JUST IN: REP. @JIM_JORDAN HAS JUST ANNOUNCED HE’S STAYING IN THE RACE FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.
LET’S GO! pic.twitter.com/HHkH42zKvf
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) October 18, 2023
One thing that this election has revealed is the number of RINOs in the House.
Benny Johnson on Twitter compiled a list of the 22 Republicans that voted against Jim Jordan.
Check it out here:
🚨 22 VOTES AGAINST JIM JORDAN ON SECOND BALLOT:
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 18, 2023
Here’s the list in case you aren’t able to view the full Tweet:
- Diaz Balart
There you have it.
The 22 coward Republicans who revealed their true colors.
Fox News has more on the second round:
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan has lost the second round of voting to elect a House speaker — after the number of Republicans voting against him increased.
On Wednesday, 22 Republicans voted against Jordan, who was nominated by the GOP conference last week. He could lose only four votes.
Four Republicans who voted for Jordan yesterday voted for someone else today: Reps Buchanan, R-Fla., Ferguson, R-Ga., Miller Meeks, R-Iowa, and Stauber, R-Minn.
Jordan flipped 1 Republican to his column — Rep LaMalfa, R-Calif.
Other Republicans voted for lawmakers including former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, former Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Lee Zeldin.
While it might seem grim at the moment.
Don’t lose hope.
It took McCarthy 15 voting rounds before he was elected as the Speaker.
22 Rinos voted against Jim Jordan in Round 2, led by CCP-puppet Don Bacon
Some are calling for Jim to step aside
Do they forget Kevin McCarthy needed 15 rounds?
We have plenty of time to push this through the DC swamp sludge
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 18, 2023
Supporters of Rep. Jordan have gone to X to list the office numbers of those Republicans who didn’t vote for Rep. Jordan in hopes their constituents can talk sense into them.
HOUSE SPEAKER VOTE NUMBER TWO
Below is a list of the Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan on the first ballot for Speaker of the House and the phone numbers to their offices.
We have some additions since yesterday because apparently the lobbyists were working overtime…
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) October 18, 2023
The Washington Post shares more about the growing frustration among Republicans in the House:
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) said the four members who changed their minds and voted against Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in this round are acting “very childish, that people are just throwing out random names.”
“Like, this is serious. This is the United States Congress,” she said. “We’re trying to elect a speaker, and you’re just like throwing out, like, random names of people who are not running or are not even members of the House.”
Republicans, she said, “have to have a serious conversation about moving the ball forward.”
Rep. Malliotakis is correct in what they’ve said.
These Republicans are acting childish.
They must understand that the Republican party has changed and doesn’t want the same warmongering Bush supporters that previous decades saw.
Let us hope that Rep. Jordan does not have to undergo 15 voting rounds as McCarthy did, but if that is what it takes, then so be it.