Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is finally jumping into this new Speaker problem with something positive.
After Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) had been nominated, McCarthy sat on his hands.
With Rep. Jim Jordan hoping to take his nomination to the floor, McCarthy is finally speaking up more.
Setting the Tone
I was very worried when McCarthy sat on his hands after Scalise was nominated, and it also surprised me.
After all, Scalise is the Majority leader, so I figured McCarthy would support him, but that was far from the case.
There was actually a lot of noise by McCarthy’s allies with Scalise, as well with Jordan, but the difference is that McCarthy is now openly supporting Jordan, so I suspect that noise will die down.
To that point, McCarthy stated, “I did walk in with more support during this time, but I believe, at the end of the day, Jim can get there.
“And I’m doing everything I can to help him be able to become speaker.”
He later added, “I talked to Jim last night. He’s talking to every single member, assessing what their challenges are.
“But we have got to be able to work together.”
I learned my lesson last time, so I won’t be so bold as to say that Jordan will get passed through on the first vote, but it looks like he is trending in that direction.
My only hope here is that he does not do a vote just to out his enemies, as that will only create more divide in an already contentious House.
If Jordan does not pass through, I just don’t know where they can go to nominate a speaker who would get unanimous support.
Source: Fox News