Once again, republicans are at odds with one another.
In the quest to determine their next Speaker of the House, Jim Jordan quickly became the front-runner for the GOP.
Unfortunately, it seems that some in the party don’t want to move forward with Jordan.
20 republicans voted against Jordan in the first round of voting.
Some even voted for Kevin McCarthy, who has already put his support behind Jordan.
This seems like a petty game from these 20 members to spite the party itself.
BREAKING: House Republicans have rejected Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker on the first ballot, as holdouts refuse to support the Trump ally. More voting is expected. https://t.co/1LJADj3S94
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 17, 2023
Here is more on the results of the vote from the Associated Press:
Republicans rejected Rep. Jim Jordan for House speaker on Tuesday on the first ballot, as holdouts denied the hard-charging ally of Donald Trump the majority needed to seize the gavel.
More voting is expected as Jordan works to shore up support to replace the ousted Kevin McCarthy for the job and the leader of the GOP’s hard-right flank moves to take a central seat of U.S. power.
But after two weeks of angry Republican infighting since McCarthy was removed by hard-liners, the House vote quickly has become a showdown for the gavel. Some 20 reluctant Republicans are refusing to give Jordan their votes, viewing the Ohio congressman as too extreme for the powerful position of House speaker, second in line to the presidency.
The holdouts are a mix of pragmatists, ranging from seasoned legislators and committee chairs worried about governing to newer lawmakers from districts where their voters back home prefer President Joe Biden to Trump.
Several Twitter accounts shared the list of republicans who voted against Jordan:
These are the 20 Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan on the first ballot for Speaker of the House and the phone numbers to their offices.
MELT THEIR PHONE LINES.
-Don Bacon of Nebraska: (202) 225-4155
-Ken Buck of Colorado: (202) 225-4676
-Lori Chavez-DeRemer of… pic.twitter.com/CVwCWVMeXb
— THE BCP PODCAST (@TheBCPpodcast) October 17, 2023
Here are the 20 Republicans that voted against Jim Jordan:
Bacon – NE
Buck – CO
Chavez-Deremer – OR
D'Esposito – NY
Diaz-Balart – FL
Ellzey – TX
Garbarino – NY
Gimenez – FL
Gonzales – TX
Granger – TX
James – MI
Kelly – PA
Kiggans – VA
LaLota – NY
Lamafla – CA…
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 17, 2023
BREAKING: Here are the 20 Republicans that just voted against @Jim_Jordan for Speaker on the first ballot:
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 17, 2023
Here’s the list of republicans standing in the way of Jim Jordan:
- Don Bacon of Nebraska
- Ken Buck of Colorado:
- Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon
- Anthony D’Esposito of New York
- Mario Diaz Balart of Florida
- Jake Ellzey of Texas
- Andrew Garbarino of New York
- Carlos Gimenez of Florida
- Tony Gonzales of Texas
- Kay Granger of Texas
- Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania
- Jen Kiggans of Virginia
- John James of Michigan
- Nick LaLota of New York
- Doug Lamalfa of California
- Mike Lawler of New York
- John Rutherford of Florida
- Mike Simpson of Idaho
- Victoria Spartz of Indiana
- Steve Womack of Arkansas
The republicans need to get their act together ASAP…
BREAKING – SHOCKING – REPUBLICANS SCREW UP AGAIN: Names of 20 Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan are below" Not only did Jim Jordan fail to secure the votes needed to win the speakership, but Democrat Hakeem Jeffries even received more votes than him in the first round.… pic.twitter.com/FmvYkokaIq
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) October 17, 2023
The worst part about this whole mess is that the republicans voting against Jordan don’t appear to be doing it for any reason other than to spite the party itself.
The holdouts on Jordan have no articulable reason for opposing him. The 20 who opposed McCarthy had policy asks, and specific goals they wanted achieved. But the anti-Jordan crowd has no reasons. They're blocking a new Speaker over vibes. It's unsustainable. https://t.co/l7fXwwCFFm
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) October 17, 2023
☎️ MELT THE PHONES ☎️
“I’m a no on allowing @mattgaetz & the other 7 to win by putting their individual in as Speaker.”
He is not listening to the American people
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) October 16, 2023
These are the 20 Republican NO votes.
They are taking out their "revenge" by punishing the American people. Call them. Be firm. Be respectful. Remember these are recorded lines.
Let them hear that you support Jim Jordan for Speaker:
📞📞Light up their phone lines 📞📞…
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 17, 2023
My RINO primary opponent, Ken Buck, has taken his opposition to Jim Jordan & President Trump to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!
Buck has decided to NOT VOTE AT ALL in the House Speaker Vote…
Buck is refusing to vote for Jordan because he voted to overturn Biden's RIGGED… pic.twitter.com/RnWjfLl8Ii
— Trent Leisy (@realTrentLeisy) October 17, 2023
Even McCarthy voted for Jordan!
Why are these 20 republicans so petty?
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) October 17, 2023
McCarthy just voted for Jim Jordan.
All of those who voted for McCarthy need to change their votes.
Y’all are acting like children in the House chamber.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 17, 2023
Kevin McCarthy reacts after Jim Jordan fails to secure the votes to become Speaker:
"Every single Democrat voted to stop one branch of government. They created this mess." pic.twitter.com/aNKQqACpNp
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 17, 2023