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.

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:

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…

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.

Even McCarthy voted for Jordan!

Why are these 20 republicans so petty?

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