Public Advocate Favorite Jim Jordan wins Republican Endorsement for Speaker
"The House of Representatives Republican Caucus endorsed Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House today. The vote was 152 to 55. This is an substantial increase in the earlier vote and God-willing we will see another increase on Monday of next week," said Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
Delgaudio said: "Thank you to the thousands of Public Advocate supporters who called their member of Congress every day for the past week urging the vote for Jim Jordan for speaker. Public Advocate noted Jordan's leadership in the ongoing investigation of President Joe Biden and his family for corruption and payoffs as a good reason to make him Speaker in frequent online messages to Public Advocate supporters."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) won the Republican nod for Speaker in the conference's second such vote this week.
He beat challenger Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.).
Jordan lost earlier in the week to Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who bowed out late Thursday when it became apparent he would not garner the 217 votes needed to earn the gavel. Internal division and opposition led to his withdrawal, coming just a day after he won the party's nomination.
Without a Speaker since Oct. 5, when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was removed, the House is unable to push through legislation as war breaks out in Israel and the clock ticks closer to a Nov. 17 government funding deadline.
The vote on whether Republicans would support Jordan on the floor came in at 152-55.