U.S. House Speaker race has Georgia ties | ANF+ Political Weekly Wrap

ATLANTA, Ga. – The turmoil engulfing the GOP-led Home of Representatives on Capitol Hill this week has direct ties to Georgia.

On Tuesday, the Home voted to take away California Republican Kevin McCarthy as speaker, the primary time in American political historical past that has occurred.

The Home of Representatives is getting into uncharted territory after a far-right effort to take away fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the speakership succeeded due to assist from Democrats.

A decision — titled a movement to vacate — from Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., handed Tuesday with the assist 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 exchange McCarthy have emerged: Home Majority Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio. Each males have robust ties to Georgia’s political developments.

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott from Georgia’s third district is an in depth ally of Scalise, and could possibly be up for a management submit if Scalise subsequent Wednesday’s scheduled vote for Home speaker.

On Tuesday, Scott instructed reporters, in keeping with Politico, “Steve Scalise is our chief. If he needs 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 assist McCarthy through the vote to oust him. After McCarthy’s ouster, Greene promptly endorsed Trump for Home speaker.

Georgia has been underneath the nation’s political microscope earlier than, however by no means extra so than now.

Right here’s a recap of Oct. 2-6, 2023:


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Welcome to the New South. By 2100, a new moveBuddha report estimates that 5 of the highest 10 most populated American states can be within the South, together with Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Georgia is forecasted to be the #4 most populated state in America by the tip of this century, leaping 4 spots within the rankings and growing its inhabitants by 117% in comparison with 2023.

In accordance with the U.S. Census Bureau, the South added greater than 1.3 million residents in 2022 alone. The report predicts this pattern will proceed within the many years forward, with Texas turning into the most important state by way of inhabitants and Florida turning into the second-largest. California would fall to #3.

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