It would appear that Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R) is incapable of breaking. As he attempts to become Speaker of the House for the third time, his situation continues to deteriorate. There appears to be a growing trend among Republicans to abandon their partisan allegiances in favor of voting against him. It is horrifying!
BREAKING: Speaker Race Erupts Into Total Chaos After Third Failed Bid
In an unfortunate turn of events, things are only getting worse for Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) in his third vote for Speaker of the House as more Republicans are beginning to break rank and cast votes…
— Mrs Denosko🇺🇸 🌝 (@Denosko1) October 20, 2023
Desperate to further complicate matters, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) abstains from his position and casts a vote in support of Speaker Pro Temp Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Furthermore, to add insult to injury, New York Representative Marc Molinari (R-NY) endorsed his erstwhile colleague Lee Zeldin (R-NY). This results in a total of 25 ballots opposed to Jordan, surpassing the notorious "Swampy 22" who previously withheld his nomination for speaker. Ouch!
It appears that the encounter between Representative Jordan and the dissenters was less than fruitful. According to sources who were present at the meeting, it was a "direct, precise meeting" in which Jordan was essentially instructed to forget about ever running for speaker. Truly, this is a reality check! This group appears to have no interest in Jordan, and they are taking every effort to ensure that he understands them.
However, allow me to reveal the clincher for you all. Representative Jordan did an about-face on Thursday. He abruptly changed his mind about endorsing Representative McHenry for the position of interim Speaker through January and declared his intention to run on the third ballot. You may be wondering why the change of heart occurred. It appears that his conservative allies influenced his decision and advised him to maintain his resolve. Those compromising Republicans cannot possibly destroy the party, correct?
The constant stalemate between Jordan and his holdouts from the establishment merely adds fuel to the flames of Republican infighting. Clearly, the party is having difficulty determining how to proceed with the nomination of a Speaker who opposes the Biden administration's agenda and can actually get things done. Additionally, Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) expulsion of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) should not be forgotten. An assemblage that is certain to stir things up!
Undoubtedly, the White House is relishing each moment of this disorder. An effort is being made to deflect criticism and portray Republicans as a collection of extremists intent on torching the government. They assert that the Republican Party prioritizes instigating disorder over effectively administering. Do you know what else? They could very well be onto something. Unbeknownst to many, the Biden administration rapidly became an expert in the art of distraction.
Further exacerbating the situation are external allies who are deluged with advertisements that associate vulnerable House Republicans with the alleged "insurrectionist" Jordan. They are expecting this label will result in the loss of the GOP's razor-thin majority in the upcoming election. One might even say that they were playing unethical!
That concludes the discussion, everyone. The Republican Party is mired in internal strife and disorder, whereas the Democrats do nothing but observe. Whether you agree or not, the current state of affairs resembles a spectacle, and it is most certainly not the type of entertainment for which I signed up. The time has come for the Republican Party to regain its composure and prioritize its true objectives: countering the liberal agenda and advocating for conservative values. Let's see whether or not they are able to right this ship before it sinks.