House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has articulated his initial course of action in the event of his election as the Speaker of the Republican House.
“Tell me what your first directive would be as House speaker?” Jim Jordan was questioned by Maria Bartiromo, anchor of “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“To help the state of Israel.”
“There will be some resolution on the floor to support the state of Israel,” Jordan continued.
“We will work with the State Department and the White House,” Jordan continued.
“But that is something that I think gets bipartisan, bicameral, full support from the United States government because, again, this is our great friend and great ally, the state of Israel.”
“We need to give Israel the time, the space, the resources so that they can win and win decisively and send a message to these evil people who did this to” Israel, Jordan added.
“There is a special bond between the state of Israel and the American people,” Jordan said.
“We need to make sure we continue that and help them win this as quickly as possible.”
He added that there is a concern that there will be a push to have Israel “restrain themselves,” but the attacks by Hamas were “intentional evil actions.”
Jordan pointed out that the assaults started on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, also a surprise attack on Israel by its Arab neighbors that started on Oct. 6, 1973.
“We need to make sure that they have what they need to win and send a message to stop this kind of ridiculous stuff and take action against these people who are doing these terrible things,” said Jordan.
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“Let me turn to the speaker’s race and this candidate forum on Tuesday and then the vote on Wednesday. Can you walk us through how this plays out?” Bartiromo pivoted.
“Well, I’m running because, look, I think — I think I’m the one candidate who can unite our conference and then go tell the American people what we’re doing and why it matters to them, why it’s important to their family, to their community, to their small business, why it’s important what we’re doing for our country,” Jordan said.
“The American people right now, Maria, I think are — they are so thirsty for leadership. And I don’t think they’re seeing it from the White House.”
“I don’t think they’re getting it from the Senate,” Jordan continued.
“House Republicans need to unite and show the country that we’re fighting for them. Think about what they see every day, crime in the streets, 10,000 illegals coming across the border every single day, the price of food, what it costs to put gas in their car.
“I mean, they are hungry for leadership. We need to come together and show the American people we’re fighting for the things they care about that will make a difference for our great country,” Jordan continued.
Jordan said his next move would be to focus on government funding.
“The next order of business is to deal with what’s coming on November 17,” he said.
“And I will outline a plan that I think we have to have. When we walk out of that room next week, we have got to have 218 votes for a Republican speaker, and we have got to have 218 votes for how we deal with November 17, when the funding bill for the government runs — comes due,” he said.
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