Former Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is backing Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to switch him behind the gavel.
McCarthy’s endorsement of Jordan comes after Rep. Austin Scott, Republican of Georgia, introduced his candidacy for speaker.
“I’ll help Jim Jordan,” McCarthy informed reporters on Friday.
Georgia Republican Consultant Austin Scott broadcasts his bid for Speaker of the Home
As for the competition between Scott and Jordan, McCarthy stated he believes the Ohio Republican “acquired the votes.”
“However we’ll see… I believe everybody has the appropriate to run,” McCarthy stated. “I believe Jim is extra ready on this course of to be the speaker.”
Scott, a member of the Home Intelligence Committee, introduced his candidacy for membership within the Home of Representatives Hammer head decrease chamber Friday.
The nomination of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia got here subsequent Majority Chief Steve ScaliseR-La., the unique candidate for the gavel, dropped out of the race Thursday night time.
Scalise was voted in because the Home GOP’s nominee for chairman of the Home of Representatives earlier this week to switch McCarthy, who was ousted by an eviction movement final week.
“I’ve filed for Speaker of the Home,” Austin stated on Twitter on Friday. “We’re in Washington to legislate, and I wish to lead a chamber that acts in the perfect curiosity of the American folks.”
Scott described Jordan as his “pricey good friend” whereas talking with reporters and that he “did not essentially wish to be Speaker of the Home.”
“I need a council that works correctly, however the council is just not working correctly proper now,” Scott stated.
The Georgia Republican stated if the GOP “goes to be the bulk social gathering,” they “have to act prefer it.”
Scott stated Rep. Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma, chairman of the Home Science, Area and Know-how Committee, will nominate him for speaker.
The Georgia Republican stated he additionally cares concerning the GOP conference and he and his colleagues care extra about their work than who’s talking.
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“Once I awoke this morning, I had no intention of doing this,” Scott stated. “It took a very long time for me to get to my spouse and say, ‘Name our buddies, pray,’ as a result of we didn’t do any preparation or any flogging or something for that matter.”
“However I believe if we as Republicans are going to be within the majority, we now have to do the appropriate issues in the appropriate method,” Scott stated. “And we do not do this now.”
Fox Information Digital’s Elizabeth Elkind contributed to this report.