Viewpoint: Jordan’s Failed Speaker Bid Stems From GOP Concern Over ‘Dramatic Changes’

Kevin Hogan
By Kevin Hogan
October 24, 2023Opinion

There was a unique blend of 25 Republicans that voted no to Congressman Jim Jordan as Speaker of the House. A portion of the represented districts were won by President Biden in 2020, but certain members of the House Appropriations Committee raised concerns regarding Jordan’s assertive approach to budget reductions.

NTD spoke with Jeffrey Tucker, a senior columnist for The Epoch Times, and the founder and president of the Brownstone Institute, for his take. Tucker said the divide within the Republican conference was centered on whether to move ahead with a “dramatic and visionary agenda for freedom” with Jordan, or to use “Congress to rubber stamp everything that the administrative state wants” by keeping the status quo.

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