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My thread on the House Speaker vote starring Jim Jordan begins here 👇 Image
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Stefanik kicks things off by nominating Jim Jordan. She claims Jordan will be "America's speaker"
Yikes -- Stefanik is jeered when she mentions Jordan's background "on the wrestling mat"
"We are here because the House has been thrown into chaos ... a vote today to make the architect of a nationwide abortion ban, a vocal election denier, and an insurrection inciter [as Speaker] would be a terrible message " -- Aguilar nominates Hakeem Jeffries
Aguilar drops the oppo file on Jim Jordan, but doesn't mention Jordan's alleged involvement in a sexual abuse coverup
Aguilar on Jordan: "If the goal is to continue taking marching orders from a twice impeached former president with more than 90 impending felony charges, then there is a candidate for you"
Bacon votes for McCarthy -- the first Republican not to vote for Jordan
Buck doesn't vote
Chavez-DeRemer becomes the second Republican to vote for McCarthy
Connolly is jeered after he said something about Jordan being a "noted insurrectionist"
wheels are off. Zeldin and Scalise get votes from Republicans.
a Republican votes for someone named Garcia -- meaning Jordan already doesn't have the votes this round
Lee Zeldin has gotten multiple votes from Republicans lmao
Scalise gets another vote -- and the reaction is kinda like somebody ripping a loud, stinky fart in church
big applaud for Jeffries after he votes for himself
Jordan get applauded by Republicans for voting for himself
the murmuring whenever a Republican votes for someone other than Jordan gets me every time
Lee Zeldin! Who knew Republicans loved him so much?
McCarthy votes for Jordan and gets some applause for it
Adding predicting things and counting votes to the list of activities McCarthy is not good at
Pelosi gets a hand when she votes for Jeffries
i thought i was being called on for a second
Scalise votes for Jordan and gets a hand for it
Fox News producers realizing this is an embarrassment for Republicans
Maxine Waters gets jeered when she starts to cut a promo on "insurrectionist" Jim Jordan
Buck votes for Tom Emmer
Tom Cole also gets a vote
Jordan obviously didn't have the votes. While we await a new round of voting, let me plug my newsletter. If you appreciate this thread, please support my work by signing up. Paid subscribers make my video coverage possible. Thx! publicnotice.co/subscribe
McHenry announces the official vote tally and confirms that a speaker has not been elected
... and, scene
Kevin McCarthy claims Democrats "created this mess," prompting even a Fox News reporter to push back
DANA BASH: Do you really want Tom Emmer to be speaker?

KEN BUCK: No, I don't. I don't like Tom Emmer.
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