New Republican Looking To Replace Speaker McCarthy

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( – On Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who had been endorsed for the House Speaker’s office by former President Donald Trump dropped out of the race after being unable to win the required votes. A few other GOP Representatives entered the race following Jordan’s decision.

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., was one of the candidates to join the race for the Speaker’s office. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was ousted from office in a historic vote over two weeks ago has already endorsed Emmer’s candidacy.

It is not yet clear whether Emmer is going to manage to get the majority votes, which is something that both House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and Jordan failed to do before him. In order to become the House Speaker he is going to need to unite the House Republicans under his leadership.

McCarthy argued that Emmer was the “right person for the job” and that he could bring the conference together. He added that he understood the GOP’s different “dynamics” and what it would take in order to win and keep a majority.

On Saturday in a letter, Emmer argued that the Conference was still at a “crossroads” and that their only choice was to “fight like hell” in order to maintain the GOP majority and deliver on their “conservative agenda.” He then claimed that he was going to use respect and teamwork so that the GOP could focus on making legislative wins and boosting their successes that allowed them to win the House Majority in 2022.

Emmer’s allies have also pointed out his fundraising abilities as in 2022 he had brought in $9.2 for races in the lower chamber.

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