The fallout from the blocking of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as Speaker of the House continues.
Earlier in the week, Rep. Buck (R-CO) announced that he would not be running for re-election. He was one of a handful of Republicans who blocked Jordan and voted to remove McCarthy as Speaker.
Now Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) is going to call it quits.
Time to Go
Jordan may not be popular in Congress, but conservatives across the entire country love the guy.
I had been waiting to see what the pushback from blocking Jordan would be, as I never realized how many members of the GOP caucus did not like him.
After Granger was among those voting against Jordan, she started to see pushback from her constituents and was even facing a primary challenger.
At 80 years old, it seems as though she is no longer willing to fight, so rumors are that she is going to retire.
Granger made it official on November 1 that she was, in fact, retiring, stating, “Serving my community has been the greatest honor, and I have always fought to improve the lives of my constituents.
“As the first female Mayor of Fort Worth, first Republican United States Congresswoman from Texas, and the first female Republican Appropriations Chair, I have been able to accomplish more in this life than I could have imagined, and I owe it all to my incredible family, staff, friends, and supporters.”
Granger has had some slips in recent months, such as voting for the wrong person during the House Speaker election. Instead of voting for Johnson, she cast a vote for Mike Rogers.
Granger currently chairs the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees federal spending, which is completely out of hand and reckless.
She has been in office since 1997, and she has been the ranking member or Chair of the Appropriations Committee since 2019.
During her time in office, the national debt has increased by $28 trillion, so forgive me if I don’t shed a tear for yet another fossil in office who is not doing her job.
Local politicians are gushing over this woman, but I beg to differ. Her sole purpose in life for the last four years has been to control government spending, and our national debt has gone up by more than $10 trillion since she got her seat on that committee.
Not only that, but we are also sending buckets of money and supplies over to Ukraine with no accountability, and this Appropriations Committee is just as responsible for that as the Biden administration.
I say good riddance, and let’s get someone in that office who will actually put the welfare of We the People before their own hubris.
It is scary to think that someone who cannot even remember the right name to cast a vote for is responsible for overseeing trillions of annual spending.
New blood… that is what we need in Congress, so enjoy your retirement Rep. Granger, and thanks for adding to the problem, not being part of the solution.