Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan officially announced his bid to become the next Speaker of the House Thursday; hoping to replace Rep. Paul Ryan should Congressional Republicans retain control of the House this fall.
“Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement.
“President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said,” he added.
Jordan will likely face an uphill battle against Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and others.
“I do not want to see Nancy to come back as speaker,” said McCarthy earlier this year. “I want the next speaker to come from California, but I don’t want it to be Nancy. I want it to be me.”
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OUCH: Paul Ryan UNLOADS on 'SAD' Nancy Pelosi Over ‘Crumbs’ Comment
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan didn’t mince words when addressing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s assertions that the GOP tax cuts aren’t helping American workers, saying increased wages and $1000 bonuses “aren’t crumbs” to average families.
“As you know, leader Pelosi’s calling all of this ‘crumbs,’” a reporter from C-SPAN pressed the GOP leader.
“I was sad and surprised she said that. To somebody working at Walmart at the starting wage who just went from $9 an hour to $11 an hour, that’s not crumbs. To a person working paycheck to paycheck who just got a $1000 bonus, that’s not crumbs,” said Ryan.
“Comcast –just one company- is investing $50 billion in America, in jobs, in expanding across the country, this isn’t crumbs. The additional maternity leave at Walmart, the higher 401(k) plans… these aren’t crumbs,” he added.
“More than half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. When they get something like a $1000 bonus at Christmas time because of this tax cut, it’s hardly crumbs,” said the Speaker of the House.
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NOT FUNNY: Senior Obama Aide JOKES About MURDER of GOP Leadership
A senior Obama aide came under fire from both sides of the political aisle on Thursday, following a cruel “joke” on social media where he sarcastically hoped for the deaths of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan.
Obama’s advisor Ben Rhodes posted the insensitive remark shortly after the Republican leadership posed for a photograph in the Oval Office following the passage of the GOP-sponsored tax cuts.
Dan Pfeiffer, another top Obama aide commented on the photo, writing “I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted.”
I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017
Rhodes commented back, posting “And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence.”
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
Users on twitter were quick to call-out the disgusting comments, with one person saying, “Hoping people die? Tolerant progressive liberal I see.”
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise –critically injured during an assassination attempt at a Republican baseball game- weighed-in on the incendiary language, saying Rhodes “may want to reconsider” his choice of words.
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017