The GOP House debacle continues to get worse.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the caucus secret ballot vote by 13 votes over Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Most people assumed that once that winner was decided, the caucus would unite around that candidate and we would have a new Speaker nominated by the end of the week.
That, however, has not happened.
After Scalise was announced as the winner, Jordan asked the caucus to rally around him, but that is where the support stopped.
Members of the Freedom Caucus said they would never support Scalise.
There were also McCarthy loyalists who wanted to see him reinstalled as the Speaker, which meant getting to a majority vote for Scalise was never going to happen.
After the vote took place, members of Congress quickly realized getting a Speaker in place was not going to happen anytime soon.
Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) stated:
“They knew I was with [Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio] in the room, and I thought I might go with Scalise if everybody was gonna get behind Scalise, that was fine, but it’s just not that way.
“There’s just people that are not on his team.”
Scalise ended up withdrawing his nomination and opened up the floor for a new speaker election when it became apparent that he was not going to get the number needed to win a House vote.
The question is, with the divide in the House right now, who exactly will win the support of the entire caucus?
So, as of Friday the 13th, oddly enough, we are back to square one, and the House is frozen until these people can get their act together and get on the same page.
With all this turmoil, I am just wondering if they ever expect to take the Senate and expand their lead in the House in 2024.
Source: Fox News