Tim Young, a renowned political commentator, recently took to social media to voice his opinion on the apparent rift within the GOP regarding Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) bid for Speaker of the House. Young’s post on Twitter suggested a compelling reason behind the resistance Jordan has been facing.
“Jim Jordan actually wants to stop funding Ukraine… in case you’re wondering why the 20 Republicans voted against him… They probably get kickbacks.”
Jim Jordan actually wants to stop funding Ukraine…
in case you're wondering why the 20 Reoublicans voted against him…
They probably get kickbacks.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 17, 2023
In what seems to be a testament to the deepening divisions within the Grand Old Party, high-ranking Republicans have refrained from committing support to Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) bid for Speaker of the House. The news followed Jordan’s unexpected setback during the initial round of voting for the Speaker of the House position.
Jordan, known for his significant roles within the GOP and endorsements from high-profile figures like former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and ex-President Donald Trump, encountered resistance as 20 Republicans either opposed him or chose to abstain from voting.
The resulting outcry from Jordan’s supporters was palpable, especially when former President Trump had confidently declared that Jordan would easily secure the role of Speaker. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chair of the House GOP Conference, further amplified the shock by ardently backing Jordan.
Yet, fissures within the GOP were made abundantly clear. Although Jordan’s campaign for the Speaker position is rife with strong endorsements, the preliminary voting outcomes depict a more intricate scenario within the GOP’s inner workings.
As the path to the Speaker’s chair grows increasingly unclear for Jordan, the House braces itself for more voting rounds. The coming days could see more intense negotiations or perhaps the emergence of a new contender, as we wait to see who ultimately claims the prestigious Speaker’s chair.
I don’t like the crazy money going there with no oversight.
I understand what’s actually going on and although I don’t like it I understand it.
Money needs to go there but we need to know where every penny is going.
Point blank we can’t let Russia, China and Iran get a step up on…
— JIMMYGUNZ (@MRJIMMYBRO) October 17, 2023
Yes. Military complex lobby cash is a big deal.
— Brad Failing (@BradFailing) October 17, 2023
— Patriotic Kitty 🇺🇸 (@Kittaene) October 17, 2023
They need the extra time to sell all their defense stocks
— Igor Cocteaustan (@Igor_Cocteau) October 17, 2023
As long as the funds stay for this country. Unfortunately they will be moved to yet another money laundering scheme aka war.
— Jon Lickteig (@JonLickteig) October 17, 2023