Steve Scalise ripped Joe Biden for the Democrat president’s many failures while entering the race for House speaker.
As it stands, Scalise will face Jim Jordan but there may be others who enter.
Steve said in a letter to his colleagues:
“We all came here to save this country from being taken down a dangerous path of destruction.
“We don’t sacrifice time with our families to come to Washington to fight over the small things – we are here because we care about our children’s futures and the kind of country they will grow up in.
“Under the failed leadership of President Biden, our country is being pushed to the brink.
“Americans cannot afford life’s daily expenses, and for many the American Dream is getting further out of reach.
“Our debt will cripple our grandchildren.
“Our border is wide open and must be secured.
“Our energy supply is being willingly depleted.
“Crime is surging, our cities are being destroyed, and drugs are flowing into our communities from Biden’s open border.
“Every state is now a border state, with millions of unvetted illegal immigrants being shipped across the country, robbing social services meant for hard-working citizens.
“The rule of law is in doubt; the Justice Department is weaponized to target political enemies and shield allies.
“Our standing around the world is in question, and there is no accountability for the decisions that allowed 13 of our soldiers to be killed in the failed surrender of Afghanistan.
“I firmly believe this Conference is a family.
“When I was shot in 2017, it was Members of this Conference who saved my life on that field.
“When I made it to the hospital and my family was told my chances of surviving were low, it was the prayers from all of you that carried us through.
“When I was in the hospital for nearly 15 weeks, it was the possibility of getting back to work with all of you that kept me motivated to get better.
“During that time, I was often asked why after nearly losing my life because of this job I would want to go back.
“But it was never a question for me: I love this country, and I believe we were sent here to come together and solve the immense challenges we face.
“As I face new challenges, I feel even more strongly about that today.
“I know the coming weeks ahead will be some of the most arduous times we will face together, but this Conference is worth fighting for – we cannot lose sight of our shared mission.
“Now, more than ever, we must mend the deep wounds that exist within our Conference and focus on our objectives so we can get back to work for the millions of people who are counting on us.
“It is with that sense of responsibility and purpose that I am seeking the Conference’s nomination for Speaker of the House.
“You know my leadership style I’ve displayed as your Majority Leader and Whip.
“I have a proven track record of bringing together the diverse array of viewpoints within our Conference to build consensus where others thought it impossible.”
🚨🚨BREAKING NEWS: HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STEVE SCALISE has entered the race for SPEAKER
This sets up a showdown with House Judiciary Chair JIM JORDAN
Here’s Scalise’s letter: https://t.co/3NoyGq0eBd
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 4, 2023