Jim Jordan drops bid to become Speaker of the House

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The swamp trained its sights on Jim Jordan.

It was not pretty to watch.

And Jim Jordan just waved the white flag of surrender on a fight no one could believe.

Twenty-five RINOs joined together to prevent Jordan from reaching the 217 votes necessary to become the next speaker of the House.

Some of them are establishment figures like New York Congressman Mike Lawler who hate conservatives and are actually ideologically aligned with the left.

Others are warmongers who freaked out over the fact that Jordan opposed a blank check for the war in Ukraine.

And still others were members of the Appropriations Committee sweating bullets over the fact that a Speaker Jordan meant Republicans would actually try and live up to their campaign rhetoric of slashing spending and getting America’s $33 trillion in debt under control.

After Jordan lost on the third ballot garnering just 199 votes, the GOP conference voted 112-86 to remove Jordan as the speaker-designate.

That meant 113 Republicans secretly opposed Jordan but voted for Jordan on the floor in a public vote and they knew rejecting Jordan meant angry phone calls and a potential primary.

A dejected Jordan said Republicans planned to use the weekend to hash out a new speaker candidate.

“Our plan this weekend is to get a speaker elected to the House of Representatives as soon as possible, so we can help the American people,” Jordan stated.

Jordan’s conservative supporters were furious.

Matt Gaetz ripped the GOP establishment for betraying the conservative movement as GOP voters overwhelmingly supported Jordan for speaker of the House.

“The most popular Republican in Congress was just knifed in an an anonymous vote in a secret closed door meeting in the basement of the Capitol,” Gaetz wrote.

“This is the Swamp at work,” Gaetz added.

“What I have witnessed in the last few weeks just displayed to the world how out of touch some of these members are with the American people,” Florida Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna posted on social media.

The GOP establishment wasted no time in attempting to elevate the next RINO House Majority Whip Tom Emmer.

“He is the right person for the job. He can unite the conference. He understands the dynamics of the conference. He also understands what it takes to win and keep a majority,” McCarthy declared.

Emmer is a woke RINO who conservatives like Donald Trump Jr. say agrees with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that America’s highways are racist as evidenced by Emmer requesting money for a social justice initiative in Joe Biden’s phony infrastructure bill.

“The completion of this project means improved economic opportunities for ethnically underserved communities. Currently, Highway 65 is very difficult to travel or cross for people walking or riding bikes, which is often a barrier to economic prosperity for so many living in and around the area,” Emmer wrote to Buttigieg.

Emmer also voted for a bill to mandate nationwide homosexual marriage and override laws in red states designed to protect Christian values and religious liberty.

The swamp knifed Jim Jordan and is now rallying around their fair-haired establishment RINO in Tom Emmer.