Jordan defends speaker vote, says this is how democracy is supposed to be
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, defended the drama that surrounded the election of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a day after the GOP leader won the position in a record 15th round of voting.
Despite the messiness of the days-long process that featured an incident where one Republican was physically restrained from approaching another, Jordan said that democracy was never meant to be a smooth process.
“Sometimes democracy’s messy, but I would argue that’s exactly how the founders intended it,” Jordan told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream. “They wanted real debate, real input from all people, and then you get a decision. Whether it’s one vote or 15 votes, Kevin McCarthy is still Speaker of the House. I’ve seen all kinds of games going into extra innings and overtime, that’s just how it works.”
Looking ahead, Jordan expressed confidence that despite the dissension among Republicans this past week, the party will come together to address legislative goals that include fighting Democratic policies.
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