Jim Jordan

The Anti-Jordan Holdouts

Congressman Jim Jordan is close to being the next Speaker of the House. To do so, he will need 217 members to vote him in, which means he can only afford four Republicans not voting for him if we assume no Democrats will. That doesn’t leave much room and according to Rogan O’Handley, there are currently eight who are still opposed to him.

Jim Jordan “No” votes as of 5:15 pm EST:

  • Don Bacon (NE-02)
  • Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-26)
  • Carlos Gimenez (FL-28)
  • Frank Lucas (OK-03)
  • John Rutherford (FL-05)
  • Mike Simpson (ID-02)
  • Steve Womack (AR-02)
  • Ken Buck (CO-04)

As Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit pointed out, grassroots efforts are “literally melting the phone lines” to get the holdouts in line.

Jim Jordan is no stranger to grassroots activism. As the founding chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, he has been at the forefront of issues that resonate with the Republican base. His commitment to conservative principles has made him a natural choice for many who wish to see a more unified and effective GOP in Congress.

The grassroots pressure has been so intense that even previous critics within the GOP have started to endorse Jordan. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was among the first to change his stance after his office was flooded with phone calls.

Keep it up, folks. I’m not the biggest fan of Jim Jordan but he’s far and away the best name to be getting serious consideration.