That headline is not a joke!
Although I was this report was satire, a Democrat representative floated the idea of George W. Bush as House Speaker.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) tabbed George W. Bush as his House Speaker candidate.
JUST IN – Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman suggests George W. Bush to be next House Speaker pic.twitter.com/LYfKArrJV3
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 16, 2023
Sherman made the suggestion during an interview with Forbes Newsroom.
“He could come back,” Sherman said.
“Obviously, I’m not a real fan of how the Iraq War went, but I would think that any reasonable Republican would be somebody that Democrats could work with — if it was part of a system where you didn’t have five of the most extreme Republicans blocking important legislation and saying, ‘If you bring that to the floor for a vote, we’ll knock you out of your Speakership.’”
Sherman said that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the GOP conference’s choice, would be “among one of the worst Speakers that we could have,” though Jordan would be politically useful for Democrats due to being a “disaster.”
Since the ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican lawmakers have been unable to elect a new Speaker of the House.
The GOP conference’s first choice, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), was chosen behind closed doors late last week, then abruptly pulled out of the running.
Some democrats are now saying Republicans should make George Bush Speaker of the House…
Do you support this? pic.twitter.com/5ipFdPzfBX
— Eric Spracklen🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) October 17, 2023
Not in a million years!
Rep. Jim Jordan won an internal GOP vote Friday to be the party’s nominee for House Speaker.
However, several Republicans said they will not support Jordan in a House Floor vote.
Jordan continued trying to gather support for his Speakership bid Monday.
◉ JUST IN: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is gathering support for his bid for Speaker of the House, urging fellow Republicans to unite and affirming his ability to bring them all together. pic.twitter.com/ZgioFJ3qLE
— Wayne DuPree (@WayneDupreeShow) October 16, 2023
According to reports, some House Republicans had conversations with Democrats to potentially reach a “bipartisan governing coalition.”