The House of Representatives is set to hold another vote today on Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan’s bid for the speaker’s position. Despite falling 17 votes short of the 217 needed to win, Jordan remains determined.
He expressed his gratitude for the conversations and discussions he had with his colleagues, emphasizing that no one in the Republican conference wants to form any coalition with the Democrats.
The House will reconvene at 11 a.m. ET, and while uncertainty looms, New York Republican Representative Nicole Malliotakis remains committed to voting for Jordan, believing that his popularity will only grow.
Malliotakis acknowledges the importance of building consensus and not abandoning support for Jordan due to the initial setback. She sees him as the person who can bring the various factions within the party together. Not everyone within the Republican camp shares this sentiment, though. Opponents of Jordan within the party express their concerns.
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board criticized the dysfunction among House Republicans, highlighting the lack of a plan and alternative candidate for Speaker following Majority Leader Steve Scalise’s withdrawal from the race.
The board questions the wisdom of those who staged the mutiny against McCarthy, emphasizing the need for seriousness in addressing the pressing issues facing the country.
The House urgently requires a new Speaker, and it’s time for Republicans to unite. Jordan has previously stated that if elected as Speaker, one of his priorities would be supporting Israel in its battle against Hamas.
During a recent interview, he expressed the importance of providing Israel with the resources and support needed to win decisively.
Jordan firmly believes in the special bond between the state of Israel and the American people, and emphasizes the need to maintain and strengthen this alliance. It is imperative to give Israel the necessary time and space to achieve victory and send a message to those responsible for their suffering.
The congressman plans to work closely with House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul and consult with the State Department and the White House, ensuring bipartisan and bicameral support from the United States government.
In his view, supporting Israel is not a matter of political division; instead, it represents a united stand against evil and an affirmation of the strong ties between the two nations.
Jordan calls for action to be taken against those perpetrating terrible acts and the provision of the required resources to prevent further atrocities.
His commitment to helping Israel quickly achieve success demonstrates his unwavering dedication to the American-Israeli friendship and the shared objective of putting an end to these senseless acts of violence.