Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) just told Democrat President Joe Biden the jig is up and declared that he is against more funding for Ukraine.
Jordan warned Biden that the White House needs to do its job by securing the border and making American streets safe to walk down again.
Jordan is the frontrunner to be the next House speaker and currently serves as the Judiciary Committee chairman, leading investigations into Biden.
Regardless of who wins, however, Biden will have a hard time getting any more cash for Ukraine with serious concessions or offset spending.
“I’m against that,” Jordan said of an aid package for Ukraine.
“The most pressing issue on Americans’ mind is not Ukraine — it is the border situation and it’s crime on streets.”
“I’m against that,” Jim Jordan, a candidate for speaker, says of an aid package for Ukraine, going further than McCarthy.
“The most pressing issue on Americans’ mind is not Ukraine — it is the border situation, it’s crime on streets.”
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Meanwhile, Jordan launched his bid for the speakership on Wednesday.
He already has the backing of the key Republicans.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL, who led the charges to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the position, said: “My mentor Jim Jordan would be great (as Speaker).
“I know this, if it’s Speaker Jim Jordan or Speaker Steve Scalise there will be very few conservatives in the country who don’t see that as a monumental upgrade over Speaker McCarthy.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) also backed Jordan for Speaker.
“We face difficult challenges, but the choice is clear: We need Jim Jordan as our next speaker of the House,” Issa said.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also offered this piece of advice to the next speaker:
“I have no advice to give to the House Republicans except one.
“I hope whoever the next speaker is gets rid of the motion to vacate.
“The motion to vacate puts whoever the speaker is in a hammerlock of dysfunction.
“I think it makes the speaker’s job impossible and the American people expect us to have a functioning government.”