Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) is adamantly opposing Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as Speaker.
As luck would have it, there was an active shooter situation on Tuesday in Rutherford’s district.
That being the case, some suggested that Rutherford should have been taking care of his district instead of fighting Jordan for the gavel.
The story broke around 11:20 a.m. EDT on Tuesday that there was an active shooter near the World Golf Village in Florida, which is Rutherford’s district.
The idea that Rutherford could have done anything is pretty preposterous, but that is how the media trolls work these days.
According to the report, suspects in a red car opened fire on another vehicle, which then smashed into a guard rail. There were two passengers in the car that was hit by fire, and both were transported to a local hospital.
I have not yet seen a report on their condition.
Rutherford was one of 20 holdouts against Jordan, with two members being absent. On Wednesday, another vote was held, and Jordan's support decreased from 200 down to 199.
On the first day of voting, six members cast a vote for McCarthy, who had already stated that he was supporting Jordan. He vowed to do everything he could to get Jordan the gavel, yet he was unable to convince those six holdouts to vote for Jordan.
Rutherford was among seven House members that voted for Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who, like McCarthy voted for Jordan and was unable to convince those members to vote for Jordan.
Democrats are sitting back with a big belly laugh, knowing full well that after what happened during the McCarthy vote, by siding with Gaetz on his motion to vacate, they would put the House and GOP in complete and utter chaos.
Jeffries could have voted to put that motion down, but he sided with the same man he regularly calls an extremist in an effort to get the House back under Democrat control in 2024.
Make no mistake about it… this was a calculated move by Democrats for power.