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Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Jordan wins internal vote for House speaker with a full House vote likely to occur next week.... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  • By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief
  • WASHINGTON, D.C- Former president Donald Trump's endorsement of Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan (pictured) as the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives may not be the kiss of death after all, as Jordan has emerged as a viable contender after Rep Steve Scalise, also a Republican, withdrew his bid for the speaker's job on Friday.
  • The House ousted then speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this month, led by hard-line Republicans who said he was getting too cozy with Democrats and could not be trusted.   A Champaign, Ohio Republican and outspoken conservative, Jordan then decided he wanted to be speaker,
  • "We are at a critical crossroad in our nation's history," Jordan said in a statement announcing his candidacy for the congressional leadership role as Congress remains without a speaker of the House and  at a political stalemate on public policy issues such as additional funding for Ukraine and some domestic and other policy matters.
  • Trump's endorsement of Jordan came right after the aforementioned announcement, Trump a candidate for the 2024 presidential election along with a crowded field of Republican nomination wannabees, and of course President Biden, his strongest competitor, if he wins the Republican primary.
  • In spite of Jordan's enthusiasm, Rep. Scalise soon gathered ground support among Congressional Republicans, and that support began to wane this week. By a vote of 113-99, Scalise won the internal vote from House Republicans over Jordan He was, however, short of the votes needed to win a majority of the full House, which is  217 if all current members are present and voting. Hence, he quit the race.
  • This opened the door for Jordan to again seek support and he was nominated Friday by Republicans for the post internally with support, ironically, from Scalise.
  • A full House vote is expected next week.
  • Republicans hold a slim majority in the House, and Democrats narrowly control the Senate.
  • This is a continuing story from Ohio's Black digital news leader.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 October 2023 18:29

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