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LetMyPeopleVote

(147,302 posts)
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 02:48 PM Oct 2023

Republican plan to empower temporary speaker is 'dead' after 'dismal' meeting: reports

The GOP is not an organized political party. These idiots cannot pick a speaker and the concept of having a temp speaker fell apart in part because Gym Jordan does not want to have a functioning House of Representatives



https://www.rawstory.com/temporary-speaker-plan/

A plan by House Republicans to empower Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) as temporary speaker of the House was declared "dead" on Thursday.

Republicans considered it during a contentious conference meeting that lasted hours.

"The vibes coming out of the House GOP conference meeting – entering its third hour – are dismal," The New Republic's Grace Segers reported. "Rep. Vern Buchanan just told reporters that, 'reading the room,' a resolution to empower McHenry is 'dead.'"

Republicans considered it during a contentious conference meeting that lasted hours.

"The vibes coming out of the House GOP conference meeting – entering its third hour – are dismal," The New Republic's Grace Segers reported. "Rep. Vern Buchanan just told reporters that, 'reading the room,' a resolution to empower McHenry is 'dead.'"


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Republican plan to empower temporary speaker is 'dead' after 'dismal' meeting: reports (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 OP
Republicans cursed and shouted at each other during their closed door meeting today LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #1
Good Luck With That Plan, Gym ProfessorGAC Oct 2023 #2
So republicans again prove they can't govern. Now back to the House accomplishing nothing.. brush Oct 2023 #3
Gym will try Pantagruel Oct 2023 #4
Gym wants it for himself onecaliberal Oct 2023 #5
Stalemate how long will it last? bucolic_frolic Oct 2023 #6
It's all about trump Andy823 Oct 2023 #7
McCarthy evidently yelled at Gaetz LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #8
Facing GOP pushback, Jim Jordan scraps plan to empower McHenry LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2023 #9
I'll bet McCarthy is mad at Gaetz gratuitous Oct 2023 #10

ProfessorGAC

(66,107 posts)
2. Good Luck With That Plan, Gym
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 02:52 PM
Oct 2023

Dumb jock doesn't get it.
If browbeating & threats actually reversed votes, being nice won't work now.
They know his instincts can't be trusted.

brush

(54,513 posts)
3. So republicans again prove they can't govern. Now back to the House accomplishing nothing..
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 03:00 PM
Oct 2023

but Jordan trying to be the next McCarthy...and the next republican Speaker to fail or be vacated.

bucolic_frolic

(44,026 posts)
6. Stalemate how long will it last?
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 03:03 PM
Oct 2023

America needs Speaker Jeffries with a promise to let Republicans control committees through 2024, and to bring GOP legislation to a vote. This stalemate must end. The majority party is divided and powerless.

Andy823

(11,496 posts)
7. It's all about trump
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 03:07 PM
Oct 2023

trump wants Jorden as speaker so he can control everything that goes on in the House. He can't stop because his lord and master, trump, will will not let him!

LetMyPeopleVote

(147,302 posts)
9. Facing GOP pushback, Jim Jordan scraps plan to empower McHenry
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 04:30 PM
Oct 2023

Jordan is blocking this plan



https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/facing-gop-pushback-jim-jordan-scraps-plan-empower-mchenry-rcna121231

Under the plan Jordan was willing to endorse, the House would empower acting Speaker Pro Tem Patrick McHenry until early January. This would, among other things, allow the chamber to function, vote on legislation, prevent a government shutdown, etc. It wasn’t ideal, but with the Ohio Republican’s backing, this appeared to be a solution that would, at least temporarily, limit some of the GOP-imposed chaos on Capitol Hill.

Three hours later, the plan was dead. NBC News reported:

Jordan told reporters this afternoon that GOP members decided a resolution to empower McHenry “wasn’t where we’re going to go.” .... “We made the pitch to members on the resolution as a way to lower the temperature and get back to work. We decided that wasn’t where we’re going to go,” Jordan said.
.....

There’s no great mystery as to why Jordan reversed course between the late-morning and the early-afternoon: A whole lot of House Republicans told the would-be speaker that they really hated this idea....

Usually, congressional Republicans join the leadership, and then their members start rejecting their plans and ideas. Jim Jordan hasn’t made it to the leadership, and GOP members are already rejecting his plans and ideas.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
10. I'll bet McCarthy is mad at Gaetz
Thu Oct 19, 2023, 06:12 PM
Oct 2023

Gaetz filed to vacate the Speaker position without having a plan to fill it, and now that they've tried nothing, the Republicans are all out of ideas. McCarthy knows that this whole fiasco is a 100% Republican production, and they're going to be answering a lot of questions about it over the next 13 months.

But McCarthy should save a little mad for himself for bargaining away all his power to get the Speakership in the first place. He gave the bomb-throwing back-benchers the perfect vehicle to vent their childish rage and Gaetz used it. This whole episode would be serious indeed if there was any pressing business on the domestic or international stage requiring a functioning government.

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