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Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Jordan announces he will seek the House Speaker's job after McCarthy's removal....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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  • By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief
  • WASHINGTON, D.C- Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan (pictured) has announced that he will seek the speaker position in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first to make such an announcement since Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday removed controversial Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the prestigious post.
  • "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 at a political stalemate on public policy issues such as additional funding for Ukraine and some domestic and other policy matters.
  • The first House speaker in American history ever to be removed by his or her congressional colleagues, McCarthy was  unceremoniously removed 216-200 with all Democrats and eight Republicans voting yes, and just days after Congress, on Saturday evening, passed the stopgap funding bill that averted a looming government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline.
  • After weeks of political wranglings and divisiveness among Democratic and Republican lawmakers, Congress, now in recess, passed the bill Saturday evening and President Joe Biden signed the new law into effect late Saturday night
  • In a statement, the president, who is up for reelection in 2024,  said the stopgap bill was “good news for the American people.” “But I want to be clear: we should never have been in this position in the first place. "
  • "Just a few months ago, Speaker McCarthy and I reached a budget agreement to avoid precisely this type of manufactured crisis,” he said.
  • The Senate approved the stopgap measure after the House abruptly reversed course earlier in the day and passed the bipartisan  deal that cost McCarthy his Speaker's seat, McCarthy telling reporters prior to his ouster so what and that "Americans come first."
  • GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz tendered the congressional motion to oust MCcarthy after telling  CNN Sunday that he would work hard to remove the speaker.
  • House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, the first Black to hold such a leadership post with House Democrats, was no help to McCarthy either. He told House Democrats to vote against McCarthy, after the then Speaker blamed the now tabled government shutdown on House Democrats alone.
  • The stopgap bill, which funds the federal government until mid November, includes natural disaster aid, but funding for Ukraine did not make the cut and is  a sticking point for many congressional lawmakers across partisan lines. It  is expected to be voted on in coming weeks, absent a continual political infighting.
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