Hakeem Jeffries Deemed Strongest Speaker Candidate As Jim Jordan Flames Out
Jim Jordan was the latest House Republican to be nominated for speaker, but his bid has already flamed out as Democrat Hakeem Jeffries is the strongest candidate.
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Republicans Are Running Out Of Candidates To Reject For Speaker
After Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) quit as the Republican nominee to be Speaker of the House on Thursday night, it was Rep. Jim Jordan’s turn to see if he could do any better and maybe get to 217 Republican votes.
Spoiler Alert: Jordan failed in spectacular fashion.
Rep. Jordan beat Rep. Austin Scott who got into the speaker race one hour before the voting started 152-55 on the second ballot. Jordan is 65 votes away from the 217 votes needed to be speaker.
Is it possible for something to be not surprising, but still stunning at the same time?
That is where I think we are.
It is not surprising that Republicans couldn’t lead their way to collectively agreeing on a lunch order much less governing the country.
Anybody who has been watching this party for the last decade saw this one coming, but it is still shocking because these…
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