Last Updated on January 3, 2023
After Kevin McCarthy again failed to secure enough votes to become House Speaker on a third ballot, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continues to stand by the longtime GOP House leader. In response, conservative voters have flooded the Georgia congresswoman’s Twitter replies urging her to abandon McCarthy and support Jordan.
“Jim Jordan does NOT want to be Speaker and nominated Kevin McCarthy on the House floor for Speaker and is voting for him every round,” MTG wrote in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon. “Jim Jordan wants to be Chairman of Judiciary, but he can’t because 19 Republicans are not supporting Jim Jordan by voting for McCarthy.”
MTG has repeatedly claimed that failure to support McCarthy will result in a Democrat Speaker, even though Democrats have thus far held firm on U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) as their nominee. “If the base only understood that 19 Republicans voting against McCarthy are playing Russian roulette with our hard earned Republican majority right now,” Taylor Greene wrote. “This is the worst thing that could possibly happen.”
MTG’s tweets have not gone over well with the conservative base that has generally viewed her very positively.
“Not a chance are we falling for this McCarthy or nothing thing,” reads one of the top replies. “MCCARTHY is not the ONLY person!!” replied another Twitter user. “Chip Roy would be great. STOP NOMINATING RINOS!!”
We don’t want this dude!! pic.twitter.com/655ScXpi4N
— Israel75 (@IFNY2775) January 3, 2023
We don’t want McCarthy. He’s a swamp ass rat.
— Harry Noze (knows)USA! (@mogul518315) January 3, 2023
NO ONE IS ON YOUR SIDE OTHER THAN ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS! GET LOST!
— Ghost Crusaders (@GhostCrusaders) January 3, 2023
Despite MTG’s continued support, McCarthy’s chances of becoming Speaker continue to evaporate. After all 19 “no” voters coalesced around Jim Jordan in the second round of voting, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) became the first Republican to vote for Jordan after casting his vote for McCarthy in the first two rounds.
After a fourth ballot that will result in another McCarthy defeat concludes, a motion to adjourn will be proposed for the day, sources have reported.
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