Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the former House Speaker known for her constant attacks on Republicans, took aim at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as he vied for the position of speaker. Pelosi, who never misses an opportunity to sling mud, appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Tuesday to express her disapproval of Jordan’s potential role. She condemned House Republicans for not accepting the results of the Electoral College and accused them of violating the Constitution. Pelosi’s choice of words reflected her ongoing disdain for the Republican Party.
Eat your ice cream and watch your stories, Nana. https://t.co/hRxQVC2AoG
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 18, 2023
However, it seems that Pelosi’s fiery rhetoric did little to sway the tide of support for Jordan. According to Fox News, he lost a second-round vote to secure the speakership, with 22 Republicans voting against him. This defeat raises doubts about Jordan’s ability to ever claim the coveted position. To win, he needs a majority of 217 votes, an uphill battle that is only getting steeper.
Jordan loses his second speaker vote as nearly two dozen Republicans oppose him https://t.co/5K1n7AOlkT
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 18, 2023
BREAKING: Republican Rep. Jim Jordan failed again on a crucial second ballot to become House speaker. The hard-fighting ally of Donald Trump lost even more GOP colleagues who refused to give him the gavel. https://t.co/v9B9sHhn5N
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 18, 2023
With both sides locked in a bitter struggle for power, the House finds itself in a state of disarray. The position of speaker, once a mere formality, has become the epicenter of a GOP showdown with no end in sight. Meanwhile, the Middle East crisis continues to escalate, causing protests both at home and abroad. It is in this tumultuous climate that Pelosi seizes every opportunity to attack her Republican counterparts, even if it means undermining any potential progress.
The real question now is: what happens next? If Jordan fails to secure the speakership, Republicans may have no choice but to make a deal with the Democrats. This would undoubtedly be a win for the left and a blow to conservative values. The future of House leadership remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: Pelosi’s “appalling” comment is nothing more than a cheap shot aimed at bolstering her own ego. It is a sad reflection of the constant personal attacks that have become synonymous with her political career.