America has a new nominee to be the speaker of the House of Representatives:
Republican Jim Jordan from Ohio.
Last week, Jim Jordan (R-OH) came up short against Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisianna.
Despite beating Jordan, Scalise soon realized that it was going to be him coming up short, as he did not have the support needed to carry his nomination as speaker of the House across the finish line.
After Scalise withdrew his name, the options were down to Jordan and Rep. Austin Scott, a Republican from Georgia.
Jordan received 124 votes and Scott was awarded 81.
As a result, Jordan is the new nominee to be America's next House speaker .
Jordan got around 124 votes, and Scott got 81
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) October 13, 2023
The results were trolled on Twitter, with one popular comment suggesting that it was surprising that 81 representatives even knew who Austin Scott was.
I think that's the point
— Barack Obama's Phone Tree (@dom_dont_tweet) October 13, 2023
Scalise was forced to drop out despite winning the nomination before as a result of Republicans refusing to form a cohesive unit around him.
Only time will tell if Jordan is going to be any more successful in that regard.
A perhaps still bitter Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) thinks that America may have trouble selecting a new speaker for quite some time.
The reason is because Republicans can't seem to get on the same page about whether they want to ever compromise with Democrats.
A small group of Republicans thinks that liberal ideas are literally evil, and any concession to the left is simply signaling the future demise of our country.
Other Republicans are often willing to make deals with Democrats in hopes that it makes progress smoother in the future.
Which type of Republican are you?
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