The excitement that most of us felt to see Kevin McCarthy forced to move to a smaller office in DC has been replaced with rage. Many MAGA supporters who were happy to see McCarthy go are now furious with the handful of RINOs who are blocking Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) from the House Speakership.
A vote to make Jim Jordan House Speaker should be an easy choice for Republicans. He’s a high-profile name nationally and he puts up big numbers in terms of fundraising. He’s far less of an establishment figure than Kevin McCarthy or Steve Scalise. And he’s a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump and the MAGA movement.
Yet during the most recent Speaker vote, 22 RINOs voted against him, effectively siding with the Democrats to thwart the will of their own voters. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho claims he’s voting against Jim Jordan, even though his own voters are using “intimidation and threatening tactics” against him.
Dork. These RINOs are so out of touch with their own voters that they may as well be wearing powdered wigs.
Update: As of this writing, Jim Jordan has dropped out of the running for Speaker of the House. The establishment RINOs have refused to compromise in any way, and are firm in siding with the Democrats to return to business-as-usual in the Swamp.
Even the RINOs at Fox News are starting to think that the House RINOs are too RINO-ish. During the second vote this week, when Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) voted against Jim Jordan, Brian Kilmeade of Fox News couldn’t contain himself. He got caught on a hot mic with an appropriate insult to convey his feelings for Rep. Bacon. You can watch it here: