Rep. Jim Jordan has sent a letter to House colleagues urging their support as he runs for Speaker of the House.
"The American people have entrusted us to lead in the House of Representatives. Our majority has had success in the first nine months of the 118th Congress. We should be proud of what we have achieved together in these divided times," the letter addressed to colleagues stated.
"But our work is not done,’ he added, noting progressive policies that are "destroying our communities, our security, and our future," skyrocketing crime rates, Biden’s open US southern border, federal agencies "silencing speech online, targeting parents at school board meetings, and flagging pro-life Catholics as potential threats."
"The Republican majority must continue to address the issues that matter to the American people," he said, later adding that "we agreed at the beginning of the Congress that there are three fundamental things the House must do: pass the bills that need to be passed, do the oversight, and rein in the spending."
"Working with Chairman Green and our leadership, I helped deliver the most significant legislative accomplishment this Congress: the strongest immigration and border enforcement bill ever. With other committee chairs and the members of the Judiciary Committee, I am doing the oversight and holding the Administration accountable. And I have been among the leaders in pushing for fiscal discipline my entire career."
The letter from Jordan concludes: "I respectfully ask for your support for Speaker of the House of Representatives."
Kevin McCarthy was voted out as House Speaker on Tuesday, with 216 voting in favor and 210 against the motion to vacate.
Rep. Patrick McHenry is currently filling in as Speaker pro tempore.
Fellow Rep. Jim Banks posted in support of Jordan as House Speaker, writing on X, "When it comes to negotiating on behalf of the House GOP Majority with the Senate and White House, I can’t think of anyone stronger than @Jim_Jordan to be our next Speaker of the House. He never backs down and has my full support."
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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