Jim Jordan (R-OH) has apparently called his party’s bluff. After losing two votes for speaker (by at least 20 votes), Jordan threatened to take his ball and go home, leaving interim speaker (and Democrat darling) Patrick McHenry (R-NC) in charge until January.
Looks like Jordan’s haters hate the idea of ‘Speaker McHenry’ even more, so Jordan is now holding a 3rd vote, today, right now.
The move comes after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) nominated Jordan for the 3rd round – suggesting that fences have been mended between Jordan and his Freedom Caucus supporters, and McCarthy’s centrist camp – which can’t wait to give more money to Ukraine (and now Israel).
McCarthy called Jordan an “effective legislator,” prompting laughter from Democrats. McCarthy then fired back at them, calling them ineffective on border policy and other issues.