‘They need to go!’ Scalise and McCarthy garner votes as 20 GOP ‘turncoats’ block Jim Jordan

Even with momentum seemingly at his back, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan wasn’t able to garner enough votes in the first round on Tuesday to boost him to the speakership.

Amid weeks of Republican in-fighting over former Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ouster, tensions raised even higher after at least 20 GOP holdouts refused to give in and vote for the fiery senator. The first round of votes came dangerously close to Demoract Jeffries winning the coveted spot.

Among those who voted ‘no’ were:

As BizPac Review reported earlier, Florida Rep. John Rutherford had stated that he would not give Matt Gaetz and the Republicans who voted to oust McCarthy the satisfaction of handing Jordan the speakerhip.

It’s not certain if that kind of pettiness is behind the reasoning for all the so-called GOP turncoats, but at this point, not many conservative constituents care about excuses. Even Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade was heard on hot mic blurting out ‘dumbass’ when Don Bacon voted for McCarthy.

That kind of sentiment resonated with folks on X as well:

https://twitter.com/kaloyanides/status/1714330798533271973

https://twitter.com/dynamex/status/1714348314446217324

Thankfully, there is still another round of voting.

Stay tuned!

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