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Plan B Gaining Ground After House GOP Fails to Elect Jordan as Speaker

After the vote to elect Rep. Jim Jordan speaker of the House came up short Tuesday, an alternative is reportedly gaining some traction of formally electing Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina speaker pro tempore.

McHenry is the designated acting speaker now, but lacks the authority to move legislation through the House, according to Politico.

McHenry presided over the vote for speaker on Tuesday, which resulted in House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries receiving 212 votes, Jordan, 200 votes; and others, including former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, a combined 20 votes.

A speaker must receive a majority of the voting members present, which was 217.

So Jordan needed to pick up an additional 17 votes to win.

A second vote is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, according to The Hill.

Politico reported, “Centrist Republicans and Democrats are once again backchanneling about a possible vote to strengthen McHenry’s abilities to bring legislation to the floor — particularly spending bills, given a Nov. 17 funding deadline — amid the weeks-long impasse in selecting a speaker.”

“They’re pushing a short-term measure that would grant McHenry added powers and could pass the House by majority vote, though they have not coalesced around specific language,” the news outlet added.

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania who voted against Jordan becoming speaker, introduced a resolution to formally elect McHenry speaker pro tempore.

In a Monday letter to his GOP House colleagues, he wrote, “By formally electing him, we as a body give him the power to move legislation to the floor for consideration.”

Under the resolution he would serve until no longer than Nov. 17, 2023, the deadline to fund the government, or until a new speaker is elected, whichever is earlier.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries indicated that he has a favorable view of McHenry.

“Our focus right now relates not just to any one individual, but to getting the institution reopened. I have respect for Patrick McHenry. I think he is respected on our side of the aisle,” Jeffries said.

He added, “There are a whole host of other Republicans who are respected on all sides of the aisle. Jim Jordan is not one of them.”

In theory, Democrats could side with a handful of centrist Republicans to elect McHenry speaker pro tempore, in the same way they voted with Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and the other seven GOP House members to oust McCarthy.

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    This is a big slap in the face for all the republicans. We should all remember these Republican that fucked up everything.

  • annj says:

    It appears GOP is handing speakership over to the DEMS……..the way Trump is being persecuted and GOP seems to be no longer helping him, the whole thing seems to be fixed. Bogus charges should have been challenged & dropped. INVALID! Everyone that was charged with Trump, are making plea deals?. Plea deals for invalid charges?. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?. I guess my vote is a waste of time as it will be cancelled by at least 20 illegal immigrant voters. Anyway, right now we appear to be just one party………..We don’t have borders, we are no longer “just Americans”, so we no longer need a government. Everything FREE, we’ll just do our own trading individually…………no more taxes, to pay for what?, the elected officials kickbacks?. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE LOBBYISTS MAKING DEAL FOR US. CONGRESS LOBBIES FOR BIG CORPS. AND THE POWERFUL; BIDEN PROVED THAT. Not to mention the “Fauci & Big Pharma” EXPERIMENTS ON THE WHOLE POPULATION. How is it conceiveably possible that only ONE DOCTOR in the whole world has all the answers……………….WHAT AN EFFING FARCE THIS ALL IS!!!!!!!!!! DISGUSTED!!!!!!!

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