Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy nominated Rep. Jim Jordan for the speakership ahead of a third vote.
“Jim Jordan is an effective legislator. To legislate is about more than the name on the bill. It’s about reaching compromise and working long hours behind the scenes to get the job done,” McCarthy said causing uproar in the chamber.
He also pointed to Jordan’s legislative history, while comparing it to Democrats.
“As the leader of the Judiciary Committee, Jim has passed more bills through the House in just three years than the entire Democrat leadership team that has a collective 28 years in Congress,” McCarthy said.
The California Republican also said he called freshman members on Jordan’s committee and asked them what they thought of Jordan. ”Jim empowers every member of Judiciary to pursue what interests them,” McCarthy read off as one of the responses.