Georgia congressman ‘embarrassed’ by GOP House speaker debacle

ATLANTA, Ga. – A Georgia Republican congressman joined Thursday with 44 GOP colleagues, calling for an overhaul to Home of Representatives’ guidelines after Kevin McCarthy’s ouster as Speaker on Tuesday.

“The injustice all of us witnessed can’t go unaddressed — lest we bear accountability for the results that comply with,” a letter signed by U.S. Rep. Austin Scott mentioned. “Our Convention should deal with basic adjustments to the construction of our majority to make sure success for the American folks.”

Scott, who represents middle-to-south Georgia’s eighth district, is an ally of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), who introduced he’s searching for to interchange McCarthy after this week’s vote to take away the California Republican from the Home’s high job.

McCarthy is the primary Home speaker in American political historical past to have been eliminated.

A decision — titled a movement to vacate — from Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., handed Tuesday with the help of eight Republicans and all of the Democrats current and voting. Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry, now the appearing speaker, declared the Home in recess till each events can determine on a path ahead.

Since Tuesday, two main candidates to interchange McCarthy have emerged: Scalise and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio.

On Tuesday, Scott advised reporters, in keeping with Politico, “Steve Scalise is our chief. If he desires it, then I feel that it’s possible that he would be the chief, the speaker nominee.”


Jordan is chair of the Home Judiciary Committee. On the identical day that former President Donald Trump surrendered himself on the infamous Fulton County jail for arrest and reserving, Jordan despatched a letter to Fulton County DA Fani Willis.

Willis has indicted Trump and 18 others, alleging the nation’s forty fifth president led an organized crime-like conspiracy to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election outcomes.

Jordan demanded to know if Willis coordinated her Trump investigation with the U.S. Justice Division. He additionally requested if Willis used any federal cash in conducting her investigation.

Weeks later, Willis rebuked Jordan in a 10-page letter, primarily telling one of the influential GOP congressional officers to keep out of her investigation.

On Thursday, Trump himself endorsed Jordan to be the subsequent Home speaker.

For her half, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from northwest Georgia’s 14th district voted to help McCarthy through the vote to oust him. After McCarthy’s ouster, Greene promptly endorsed Trump for Home speaker.

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