In a recent interview, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed concern over the ouster of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, stating that it puts the United States in a vulnerable position following the attack on Israel by Hamas.
She emphasized that although Republicans hold a majority in the House, it is important to remember that it constitutes only one-third of the federal government. Disagreeing with the eight Republicans who voted to remove McCarthy, Greene suggested that such actions undermine the authority of the House of Representatives.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, who acknowledged that it is less than optimal to have no Speaker amidst a crisis involving a major American ally.
‘House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has emerged as a frontrunner for the Speakership, pitted against House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Jordan has already stated his dedication to providing Israel with the necessary support in its conflict against Hamas.
He affirmed that there will be a resolution on the floor to back the state of Israel and emphasized the importance of bipartisan and bicameral support from the United States government.
Jordan stressed the deep bond between Israel and the American people, underscoring the need to expedite Israel’s victory and to condemn the deliberate aggression orchestrated by Hamas.’
Concerns have been raised that there may be calls for Israel to exercise restraint in its response to the attacks. However, Rep. Jordan firmly believes that the actions of Hamas constitute intentional evil acts and should not be treated lightly.
Notably, these assaults commenced on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, drawing attention to the historical significance of the conflict. In light of this context, Jordan emphasized the necessity of providing Israel with the resources and capabilities needed to decisively win the war and send a clear message to those who perpetrate such atrocities.
The unity of the Republican conference is of paramount importance to Rep. Jordan, who aspires to rally the support of his colleagues and effectively communicate their agenda to the American people.
He believes that it is crucial to explain why their work in Congress serves the interests of families, communities, and small businesses across the nation.
Jordan’s motivation to run for the Speakership stems from a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the country and ensure that their efforts are appropriately conveyed to the American public.