Chip Roy 'Sticking' With Jordan

Chip Roy 'Sticking' With Jordan

Roy called this part of the process and that he’s “sticking” with Jordan until he wins the necessary support for him to be House Speaker.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
October 19, 2023

The fight for House Speaker continues as Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (R) vies for the position. Although Jordan has maintained that Republicans support him, he’s fallen short of receiving the 217 votes needed. However, despite the detractors, lawmakers like Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) are "sticking" with Jordan until he becomes House Speaker.

With two votes in, Jordan cannot cross the threshold of 217 votes to become House Speaker.

It also appears that, with each new vote, Jordan loses more support.

In the second vote, numerous lawmakers did not vote for Jordan including Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) voted for Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R), Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R) voted for California Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R), and Florida Rep. John Rutherford (R) voted for Scalise.

With pressing matters mounting and the lawmakers facing calls of RINO for not supporting Jordan, the lawmakers are now responding to the criticism.

When asked how he would respond to calls that he’s holding things up, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (R) responded that he’s “actually trying to get this thing moving forward as quickly as possible.”

Diaz Balart went on to explain that “a very small group of Republicans” coordinated with the “more radical elements of the Democrats” to remove McCarthy from his post.

In turn, Republicans regrouped and elected Scalise as the nominee. Because of this, Diaz Balart considers Scalise the true nominee.

Jordan has found a supporter in the likes of Texas Rep. Roy, who was interviewed outside of the Capitol after the second vote.

Comparing it to McCarthy’s vote in January, Roy informed that Jordan was at 199 compared to the 200 votes that McCarthy received when McCarthy had low support. Despite this, Roy called this part of the process and that he’s “sticking” with Jordan until he wins the necessary support for him to be House Speaker.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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