Jim Jordan shakes up race for House speaker

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2023
From The Right

House Republican leaders looking to fill the speaker’s chair left empty after the stunning ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy quickly maneuvered to fill the position with their next-in-line, Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Not so fast, Rep. Jim Jordan said Wednesday. In a letter to rank-and-file lawmakers, Mr. Jordan, a founder of the GOP’s ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus who has spent much of his time in Congress attacking the Republican leadership from the right, threw a bomb into the race by declaring he is running for speaker. Mr. Jordan’s candidacy is likely...

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