House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) appeared on Meet the Press this morning to discuss the ongoing battle for the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
On Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) won the GOP nomination for Speaker, garnering support from grassroots conservatives and numerous conservative groups.
This sparked outrage in some members of Kevin McCarthy’s supporters who perceived it as a challenge to the Republican establishment and removal of McCarthy from office.
Jeffries noted that there are a few Republicans in Name Only (RINOs) collaborating with Democrats to undermine Jordan’s vote in the House.
Kristen Welker: We heard you talking about a bipartisan solution to resolving this stalemate in the House. Are you actually having conversations behind the scenes with your Republican counterparts about trying to create a bipartisan solution, a governing coalition?
Hakeem Jeffries: There are informal conversations that have been underway. When we get back to Washington tomorrow, it’s important to begin to formalize those discussions.
From the very beginning of this Congress, House Democrats have made clear that we want to continue to put people over politics and to fight for things like lower costs, better paying jobs, safer communities, and to build an economy that works from the middle out and the bottom up.
If the Republican Party fails to honor Jim Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House, it will signify an abject disregard for its conservative voter base.
Such a move would irrevocably damage the party’s standing and potentially mark the end of its tenure.