This Is 'Exactly How The Founders Intended': Jim Jordan Slams Media Narrative
The media is making a ton of noise about how long it took the House to decide who the next Speaker would be. Now that the dust has settled and Kevin McCarthy has taken Nancy Pelosi's old chair it's time to push past this narrative and get down to business.
Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, a Republican, remained unfazed by the tumultuous voting for Speaker of the House. He held that this procedure was envisioned by the Founding Fathers as a democratic process, one that would often be turbulent. He saw it as a way to ensure the voice of the people was heard and respected.
"Sometimes, democracy is messy," he told Shannon Bream on Sunday. "I would argue that’s exactly how the founders intended it."
"They wanted real debate and real input from all people, and then you get a decision," he explained. "Whether it’s one vote or 15 votes. Kevin McCarthy is still speaker of the House. I have seen all kinds of games go into extra innings and overtime. That’s just how it works."
Jordan said the Republicans "will come together to deal with how radical the Left now has made the Democrat Party."
"You think about, in a two-year time span, we have seen a border that is no longer a border. We have seen a military that can’t meet its recruitment goals. We have seen terrible energy policy, terrible education policy, record spending, record inflation, record debt, and maybe, most importantly, a government weaponized against the very people it’s supposed to serve," he said.
"We’re going to unite around fixing those problems which have all happened in two years," he said. "That’s what we’re going to focus on. We’ll pass the rules package tomorrow, and we’ll get moving doing what the American people elected us to do."
When asked about possible Republican detractors from Monday's rules package, Jordan said, "I think we will get the 218 votes needed to pass the rules package."
"This rules package is designed to do is to stop what we saw happen literally 15 days ago, where the Democrats passed a $1.7 trillion monstrosity of a bill that spent the American taxpayers’ money in all kinds of crazy ways," said Jordan.
Confident that his conference will successfully pass the rules package, he added, "I think we’re going to get it passed tomorrow and, like I said, get working for the American people."
Time to get down to business...