Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado announced she would be willing to reject the resignation request if Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio becomes Speaker of the House.
“I am ready to drop the eviction motion with @Jim_Jordan as speaker,” Boebert said tweeted.
“There is a portion of the conference that will NOT vote for ANY speaker until this rule is repealed. It is a mechanism designed to ensure that promises are kept by the speaker. I’m willing to repeal the rule if we get one.” “Speaker who is trustworthy – and Jim Jordan is absolutely trustworthy. I can’t get him to 218 when many in the conference are just rejecting everything until MTV is removed,” she added in another post.
Jordan and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) have filed for speakerships following the recent firing of Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) instigated McCarthy’s downfall by proposing a resolution to declare the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant. He was able to take this step because the threshold for a resignation request is currently only for one member. Gaetz and seven other Republican lawmakers then joined Democrats and voted to remove McCarthy from the speakership.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he hopes the next House speaker rejects the resignation request. “I think it makes the speaker’s job impossible,” he said said.
“Here is a compelling reason why the House should NOT abandon the motion-to-vote rule,” said Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah wrote in response to McConnell’s comments.
Former President Donald Trump told Fox News Digital that he would be willing to serve as House Speaker on an interim basis if Republicans fail to find a consensus candidate for the role. “I will do it if necessary if they cannot make their decision,” he said, according to the outlet.
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