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House Democrats Call for Bipartisanship After Republicans Nominate Jordan for Speaker

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2023
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House Democrats flaunted their unity Friday, panning Rep. Jim Jordan, the Republicans’ newest nominee for speaker, while indulging in a bit of schadenfreude over their rival party's dysfunction. 

Government “hasn’t worked since January of this past year,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., told The Messenger, alluding to the time House Republicans officially took control of the chamber after the 2022 midterm elections.

“It’s been one dumpster fire to the next,” Gomez said. “It’s a dumpster fire with a train running over it and an explosion, right? So it is not good....

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