It has become progressively harder to stand behind a party that disregards and shuns its constituents. On Tuesday, the House Republicans cast their ballots for a new Speaker candidate.
Initially, there were eight contenders, however, after several rounds of secret voting, it was eventually narrowed down to two.
- Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)
- 2. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)
GOP voters overwhelmingly supported Jim Jordan for Speaker, but on Friday the caucus voted to oust him.
Tom Emmer has reportedly been working to oppose Trump candidates in the 2022 election, and he has expressed a desire to alter the US Constitution so that the popular vote and “radical left blue states” would be able to choose the President, eliminating the Electoral College.
Today, on the fifth vote, Tom Emmer won.
Emmer – 117
Other – 5
Present – 1
Congratulations Speaker-designate @GOPMajorityWhip!
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) October 24, 2023
Tom Emmer WINS closed door vote, I’m told. He is the next GOP speaker-designate
— Liz Elkind (@liz_elkind) October 24, 2023
BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer wins GOP nomination for House speaker https://t.co/0VL9mEaFfT
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) October 24, 2023
If this happens the GOP is finished and everyone who votes for Emmer is dead to me. pic.twitter.com/7pOlm5oBnl
— Raheem. (@RaheemKassam) October 24, 2023