19 October 2023 - Jim Jordan fails in second US House speaker vote
GOP’s Jim Jordan fails again on vote for House speaker as frustrated Republicans search for options
Lisa Mascaro, Farnoush Amiri and Stephen Groves (Reuters, 19/10/2023)
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan failed again Wednesday on a crucial second ballot to become House speaker, but the hard-fighting ally of Donald Trump showed no signs of dropping out despite losing support from even more of his GOP colleagues.
The House Mess Is What GOP Voters Wanted
Tom Nichols (The Atlantic, 18/10/2023)
The ongoing drama over electing a speaker of the House is not about governance. It’s about giving Republican voters the drama-filled reality show they voted for and want to see—even at the expense of the country.
Jim Jordan’s Speaker Candidacy Is Neither Dead Nor Alive
Ben Mathis-Lilley (Slate, 18/10/2023)
On Monday, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan appeared close to becoming speaker of the House. But on Tuesday, only 200 members of his 221-member party caucus voted for his candidacy on the House floor.
Jim Jordan’s Dilemma Is What Happens When Bullying Backfires
Philip Elliott (TIME Magazine, 18/10/2023)
Rep. Jim Jordan seemed to be in a somewhat surprised self-pitying mood Wednesday as he came off a second failed attempt at seizing the House Speaker’s gavel.