Earlier this week, Republican Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana announced that he will no longer seek the position of Speaker of the House in Congress. This comes after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was voted out of the Speaker role earlier this month.
Scalise, who currently serves as the House Minority Whip, had been seen as the Republican choice over Congressman Jim Jordan, but could not receive the necessary 217 votes to be elected.
Scalise’s decision to back out of contention for the Speaker position is appropriate and honorable, because he doesn’t have the backing, despite Jim Jordan’s willingness to throw his support behind Scalise. Frankly, the Republicans are acting like children without regard for what the country needs.
It is time to get it together Republicans. At this point, I hope Jim Jordan is able to glean the necessary votes to be Speaker or so many more problems will develop.
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JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network
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