House Republicans were elected to the House of Representatives on Friday. Speaker Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is seeking candidates who can defend family values in the second session of the convention.
Jordan, who is currently the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, won the election out of 124 House Judiciary Committee members. Austin Scott (R-Ga.). Scott’s final campaign speech sparked backlash against Jordan’s candidate.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), no. But he dropped out of the race on Wednesday when it became clear that he lacked the motivation to win the House of Representatives (several insurance companies also pledged their support to Jordan).
“I think we can talk together,” Jordan said Friday morning before the vote. “I’ve been saying this for a week now; I think I’m the guy who can lead our team and help our team show the country what we’re doing and why we’re still warning them.”
these words. Following the election of the speaker, chaos broke out among House Republicans over Jordan’s ability to lift the chamber’s gavel. Congress has been bereft of leadership and tension since last week’s impeachment of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Jordan will face Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) in the House if he can get enough support.
A second vote was held on Friday asking MPs whether they would support Jordan in the House of Representatives, voters voted 152-55 in the chamber, this vote had to be canceled shortly after 217 votes.
Some Republicans oppose Jordan’s campaign.
Gov. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Friday there was nothing Jordan could do to win his support.
At Thursday night’s closing ceremony, Scott stood up and declared his opposition to Jordan. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and other House Republicans.
But after Friday’s internal vote, Scott challenged Jordan and encouraged the conference to do the same.
“I believe we’re going to have an election in this process, Jim Jordan won the election and no matter who wins the vote, the party has to fight and we need people to speak up at home,” Scott told reporters.
Jordan said the first thing he did when he was elected was “show himself to the president.”
Representative. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) said Friday he would not support Jordan, sparking a new race by predicting he would not win enough support to succeed at the national level.
“Then there will be four or five members of Congress who are good members of Congress,” he said.