Since Gym Jordan, the insurrectionist from Ohio, failed to secure the votes to become the next Speaker of the House, the House will reconvene for Round 2 and maybe even more.
Pour yourself another cup of coffee…maybe spike it with something since we’re dealing with the 🤡 Clown House 🤡, and join News Views for a Live Discussion on the vote for a new Speaker of the 🤡 Clown House 🤡.
A Recap of Round 1’s Events:
Driving the news: 200 House Republicans voted for Jordan on the first ballot.
- But 20 Republicans voted against him, including votes for McCarthy, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Ind.) and House Rules Committee Chair Tom Cole (R-Okla.), among others.
- All Democrats voted for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
- The 20 Republicans voting against Jordan matched the worst ballot for McCarthy during his speaker election in January.