Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) mentioned that he’s voting in opposition to the “establishment” when requested if he would again Majority Chief Steve Scalise (R-La.) through the Home vote for the Speakership.
“Properly, I’m a agency no in opposition to the established order. The Republican Social gathering has not proven a willingness to combat, to make use of each weapon at our disposal to combat in opposition to the unconventional Biden agenda,” he mentioned on NewsNation’s “The Hill” Wednesday.
Good was one of many eight Republicans who sided with Democrats to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from the Speakership final week. He additionally mentioned that he was nonetheless supporting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for Speaker in an earlier post on X, the platform beforehand often known as Twitter, after the Home GOP voted to appoint Scalise.
“We didn’t have a majority,” Good mentioned, talking of the Speakership vote. “However we will’t preserve the established order. Washington is damaged Congress is failing the American individuals. There’s nothing we’re doing right here that’s working. And a Jim Jordan speakership would signify that change the American individuals need.”
Scalise possible faces an uphill battle for the Speakership after he received the GOP’s inner convention vote 113-99 on Wednesday. Whereas Jordan mentioned he would assist Scalise for Speaker after the election, it’s unclear whether or not Scalise will win the assist essential to be elected to the highest spot this week.
Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Max Miller (Ohio), Nancy Mace (S.C.) and Lloyd Smucker (Pa.) are additionally amongst those that have mentioned they plan to vote for Jordan on the Home flooring. Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) mentioned he plans to vote for McCarthy for Speaker on the Home flooring.
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