DEVELOPING STORY: Republicans nearly came to blows in a closed door meeting today just hours after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced that he would not seek a third vote to be the next House Speaker.
The Ohio congressman had garnered 90 percent of the vote, but 22 RINOs pitched a hissy fit and refused to back his race.
Now, Establishment Republicans are calling for Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) to remain as Speaker Pro Tem at least through January.
“I am against speaker-light, I am against Bud Light, I believe it is a constitutional desecration not to elect a Speaker of the House,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) blasted the Republicans in Name Only).
“The reason why we’re broken is because Republicans worked with Democrats,” she told reporters.
Reporters say they are getting dispatches from inside the closed-door GOP conference meeting and it’s a free-for-all. There are reports of screaming and some members departing to go to a chapel to pray.
It’s a complete mess, folks.
Marjorie Taylor Greene claims the GOP Conference is broken:— Republican Accountability (@AccountableGOP) October 19, 2023
“The reason why we’re broken is because Republicans worked with Democrats.”
In reality, if the Republicans were willing to work with the Democrats, this chaos could’ve been avoided. pic.twitter.com/vHLmYVG8Gc
Rep. Jim Banks: “We don't deserve the majority.” pic.twitter.com/5jvWc8xjxs— Republican Accountability (@AccountableGOP) October 19, 2023