During an appearance on Meet The Press, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) disclosed that several Republican congressional members have initiated discussions with House Democrats to forge an agreement aimed at preventing the ascent of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to the position of Speaker.
Jeffries’ statements essentially corroborated previous reports about a faction of House Republicans, under the leadership of Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), endeavoring to thwart Jordan’s prospects.
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Their motivation stemmed from their dissatisfaction with the removal of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). It’s noteworthy that this scheme continues to unfold, despite McCarthy’s public endorsement of Jordan and his appeal for the Republican conference to unify behind him.
The host of Meet The Press shared, “We heard you talking about a bipartisan solution to resolving this stalemate in the House. Are you actually having conversations behind the scenes with your Republican counterparts about trying to create a bipartisan solution, a governing coalition?”
“There are informal conversations that have been underway. When we get back to Washington tomorrow, it’s important to begin to formalize those discussions,” Jeffries responded.
It seems like there is a lot of conspiring to remove Jim Jordan from power. The Rhinos are most likely working with the Democrats.
“From the very beginning of this Congress, House Democrats have made clear that we want to continue to put people over politics and to fight for things like lower costs, better paying jobs, safer communities, and to build an economy that works from the middle out and the bottom up. On the other hand, House Republicans have been focused on fighting each other,” he continued. “It’s time to end the Republican civil war so we can get back to doing the business of the American people. And we as House Democrats are committed to finding that bipartisan path forward in a meaningful way.”
There is no surprise here that these sorts of things are happening here.
It will be interesting to see how this transpires over the next couple of weeks.