These 20 Republicans Did Not Vote for Jim Jordan for Speaker – Vow To NEVER

On Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was not able to secure the support of the majority of the House and so lost his campaign to become the next speaker of the House. Twenty Republicans abstained from voting for the Ohio senator, who has become a polarizing figure on the right among establishment Republicans.

Jordan only earned 200 of the 433 votes he needed to win the chamber, which has two vacancies. The House then broke for the day and will meet again on Wednesday, when Jordan is expected to try again for 217.

The 20 Republican lawmakers listed below, along with one former member (Lee Zeldin), voted in favor of other members:

Don Bacon (R-NE) – Kevin McCarthy.
Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR) – McCarthy.
Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) – Lee Zeldin
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) – Steve Scalise
Jake Ellzey (R-TX) – Mike Garcia
Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) – Zeldin
Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) – McCarthy
Tony Gonzales (R-TX) – Scalise
Kay Granger (R-TX) – Scalise
Mike Kelly (R-PA) – Scalise
Jen Kiggans (R-VA) – McCarthy
Nick LaLota (R-NY) – Zeldin
Mike Lawler (R-NY) – McCarthy
John Rutherford (R-FL) – Scalise
Mike Simpson (R-ID) – Scalise
Steve Womack (R-AR) – Scalise
Ken Buck (R-CO) – Tom Emmer
John James (R-MI) – Tom Cole
Doug LaMalfa (R-CA.) – McCarthy
Victoria Spartz (R-IN) – Thomas Massie

Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) was chosen as speaker by the House GOP conference last week, but he later withdrew his candidacy when it became apparent he lacked the necessary votes. Jordan has adopted a different strategy by proceeding with the planned vote even though he lost. Although there are still some holdouts, he will need to exert additional pressure on them; in particular, the members from New York represent districts that President Joe Biden won.

Renowned political analyst Tim Young recently expressed his thoughts on the apparent division within the GOP over Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) campaign for Speaker of the House on social media. Young offered a convincing explanation in his Twitter post for Jordan’s current struggles.

“Jim Jordan actually wants to stop funding Ukraine… in case you’re wondering why the 20 Republicans voted against him… They probably get kickbacks.”

Jim Jordan actually wants to stop funding Ukraine…

in case you’re wondering why the 20 Reoublicans voted against him…

They probably get kickbacks.

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 17, 2023

Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) is running for Speaker of the House, but high-ranking Republicans have not endorsed him, which appears to be evidence of the Grand Old Party’s growing fissures. The announcement came after Jordan had an unanticipated loss in the first round of the House Speaker’s race.

Jordan faced opposition from 20 Republicans who either refused to vote or abstained, despite his notable roles within the GOP and backing from prominent leaders such as former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and former President Donald Trump.

There was an obvious outcry from Jordan’s supporters as a result, particularly after former President Trump had declared with confidence that Jordan would easily win the position of Speaker. The astonishment was compounded by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the Chair of the House GOP Conference, who fervently supported Jordan.

However, divisions within the GOP were clearly visible. Even though Jordan is receiving a lot of support for his bid to become Speaker, the early results of the vote paint a more complicated picture of how the GOP operates within.

The House prepares for additional voting rounds as Jordan’s route to the Speaker’s chair becomes less apparent. As everyone waits to see who will take home the coveted Speaker’s chair, the next few days may see more heated negotiations or maybe the rise of a new competitor.


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I understand what’s actually going on and although I don’t like it I understand it.
Money needs to go there but we need to know where every penny is going.
Point blank we can’t let Russia, China and Iran get a step up on…

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They need the extra time to sell all their defense stocks

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As long as the funds stay for this country. Unfortunately they will be moved to yet another money laundering scheme aka war.

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