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'America wants me': Jim Jordan infuriated GOPers as he undercut Scalise's speaker bid - Raw Story

  
Via:  Devangelical  •  7 months ago  •  9 comments

By:   Tom Boggioni

'America wants me': Jim Jordan infuriated GOPers as he undercut Scalise's speaker bid - Raw Story
Now that House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) has abandoned his bid to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the House speaker, all eyes are turning to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as the new leading candidate.But, as Politico is reporting, Jordan did no small amount of damage to his own odds of suc...

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Congressman Jim Jordan speaking with attendees at the 2021 AmericaFest. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Now that House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) has abandoned his bid to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as the House speaker, all eyes are turning to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as the new leading candidate.
But, as Politico is reporting, Jordan did no small amount of damage to his own odds of succeeding where Scalise failed with his behavior as House Republicans argued over who should step into the breach.
While Donald Trump endorsed the combative Ohio Republican, Scalise came out on top as the leading candidate only to see that all fall apart before a House floor vote could take place.

Now it is up to Jordan, as the runner-up to Scalise, to make his move but he'll have to make amends with the colleagues he offended during meetings behind closed doors.
Case in point: Scalise ally Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo) who has already shot down switching her support to Jordan, telling reporters, "Absolutely not" when asked if she would fall in line behind him.
According to the Politico report, Jordan was less than gracious when Scalise beat him in early voting.
"Wagner then recalled another moment that lost Jordan her support. It took place during a private meeting between Scalise and Jordan, less than an hour after the majority leader won the House GOP's internal speaker ballot. Wagner wasn't in the room, but she remained outside in Scalise's office and took in the immediate aftermath," the report states before adding, "According to Wagner and other House Republicans briefed on the meeting, Jordan said to Scalise: 'You get one ballot. And when you go down, you will nominate me.'"The report adds, "She said Scalise pushed back, arguing he had won by the conference rules, to which Jordan replied: 'America wants me,' before storming out the door."
The report adds, "Just as Scalise did, Jordan — who's not yet officially announced a repeat bid for speaker — faces pockets of opposition from many sides of the House GOP. While Jordan is beloved by conservatives, he faces skepticism from senior and more establishment Republicans turned off by his rabble-rousing days as a Freedom Caucus founder. Some centrists in purple districts, too, are uneasy that an ultraconservative Speaker Jordan might sink their already fragile majority."


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devangelical
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1  seeder  devangelical    7 months ago

I'm thinking old jim prefers greco-roman wrestling in it's purist form...

 
 
 
evilone
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2  evilone    7 months ago
...to which Jordan replied: 'America wants me,' before storming out the door."

He's almost correct. America wants him... to go fuck himself.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1  Gsquared  replied to  evilone @2    7 months ago

Exactly.  Today.

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Gsquared @2.1    7 months ago

Tomorrow at the latest.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  cjcold @2.1.1    7 months ago

At the very lastest.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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3  afrayedknot    7 months ago

”The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet. “ ~ Ann Landers

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     7 months ago

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Right Down the Center
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5  Right Down the Center    7 months ago

All Democrats and a handful of Republicans did not want McCarthy.  Now they may end up with Jordan. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6  JohnRussell    7 months ago

America "wants him" out of their sight. 

 
 

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