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Conservative leaders to call on Jim Jordan to run for Speaker
Axios ^ | 05/18/2018 | Jonathan Swan and Alayna Treene

Posted on 05/18/2018 7:14:58 AM PDT by GIdget2004

More than 20 prominent figures in the conservative movement plan to send an open letter to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), urging the Freedom Caucus member to declare himself a candidate for Speaker “at once” to replace Paul Ryan.

Axios has obtained a letter — circulated by Ginni Thomas, longtime leader in the conservative movement and spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — stating that current House Republican leadership "has utterly failed" and "proven that it’s part of the Swamp," and that Jordan is the solution. Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, and Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman of the Tea Party Patriots, have also signed on.

Why it matters: Ryan has chosen to remain Speaker through the midterm elections despite announcing his retirement. But behind the scenes, the Republican conference has been restive and many members privately question whether it’s tenable for him to last out the year as a lame duck Speaker.

Now, conservative leaders who have long loathed Republican leadership are seizing this opportunity to promote Jordan. Along with his Freedom Caucus colleague Mark Meadows, Jordan has been a bane of leadership’s existence during his time in Congress.

What they're saying: "Our supporters want to see Jim Jordan be the Speaker, and they’ve wanted that for several years," Jenny Beth Martin told Axios. "We’ve also called for Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker prior to him announcing he would not run for reelection."

Asked about the letter, Jordan told Axios: "The American people want results, and I’m committed to bringing that change. It’s as simple as this — doing what we told the voters we would do.”

(Excerpt) Read more at axios.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; conservatives; jimjordan

1 posted on 05/18/2018 7:14:58 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

This could add some energy to the Tea Party types for Midterms as well. It might appear that the House is getting ready to Lurch Right if there seemed to be support for the conservative in charge.

THEN,.... some of those lunk head RINOs in the House and Senate might see a RED wave and finally connect some dots? “Oh, so this is how we keep winning elections....”

(Maybe wishful thinking at this point)


2 posted on 05/18/2018 7:18:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1
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To: GIdget2004

That guy would be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/18/2018 7:21:42 AM PDT by bantam
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To: bantam

A terrific choice. But how many RINOS would vote for him?


4 posted on 05/18/2018 7:25:22 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: GIdget2004

Or, Louie Gohmert. Both very good.


5 posted on 05/18/2018 7:27:53 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: GIdget2004

Jim Jordan is AWESOME! What a great Speaker he would be.


6 posted on 05/18/2018 7:37:13 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: GIdget2004
Ryan has chosen to remain Speaker through the midterm elections despite announcing his retirement.

Ryan typically doing what is good for him, not the party. This speaks volumes about who and what Ryan is really all about. He's a swamp creature who has an eye on getting a lucrative job within one of the many DC organizations that are in the swamp support business.

7 posted on 05/18/2018 7:43:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: GIdget2004

He needs to run, be elected and then effectively herd the cats.


8 posted on 05/18/2018 7:53:30 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Tenacious 1

It is McCarthy’s turn.


9 posted on 05/18/2018 8:01:40 AM PDT by arthurus (k)
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To: bantam

Yes he would. But don’t get your hopes up.
There are snakes like Scalise et al slithering around there.


10 posted on 05/18/2018 8:06:25 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: bantam

YES!!!


11 posted on 05/18/2018 8:07:01 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: GIdget2004

“The American people want results, and I’m committed to bringing that change. It’s as simple as this — doing what we told the voters we would do.”
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Jordan is on the side of the citizens and the rule of law and the Bush League Republicans (who still largely run the party) cannot have that.
We weren’t supposed to be able to elect a President who would enforce the laws.


12 posted on 05/18/2018 8:13:08 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Starboard

To people like Ryan, he IS the party.
Bush League Republicans hell bent on making America into North Mexico.


13 posted on 05/18/2018 8:15:03 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: GIdget2004

He would be great but likely can’t get 218 votes. It will be Scalise.


14 posted on 05/18/2018 8:19:15 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: GIdget2004; Jim Robinson
call on Jim Jordan to run for Speaker

or maybe Jim Robinson ....

15 posted on 05/18/2018 8:25:21 AM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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