Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, supported the drama surrounding the election Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, A day later the GOP leader won the 15th round of voting.
Despite the chaos of the days-long process, which included an incident in which one Republican physically blocked access to another, Jordan said democracy is never meant to be a smooth process.
“Democracy is messy sometimes, but I would argue that’s how the founders intended it to be,” Jordan said. “Fox News Sunday” Hosted by Shannon Bream. “They wanted real debate, real input from all the people, and then you get a decision. Whether it’s one vote or 15 votes, Kevin McCarthy is still Speaker of the House. I’ve seen all kinds of games go to extra innings and overtime. That’s how it works. “
Looking ahead, Jordan expressed confidence last week that despite disagreements among Republicans, the party will come together to address legislative goals that include the fight. Democratic principles.
“You think in the space of two years, we’ve seen a border that’s no longer a border, we’ve seen a military that can’t meet its recruitment goals, we’ve seen terrible energy policy, terrible education policy, record spending, record inflation, record debt, and most importantly, a “The government took up arms against the people it was supposed to serve,” Jordan said.
“We are going to come together to fix all the issues that have happened in two years,” he added.
McCarthy He eventually won the speakership With 216 votes early Saturday morning, he fell short of the normal 218-vote majority needed because his remaining six GOP opponents abstained from voting “for the time being.” Arizona’s Andy Biggs, Colorado’s Lauren Bobert, Arizona’s Elijah Crane, Florida’s Matt Gates, Virginia’s Bob Good, and Montana’s Matt Rosenthal voted “yes” in the final round.
Speaking to reporters after the vote, McCarthy said, “It reminds me of what my father always told me: ‘It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.’ Now we have to finish so that the American people can come back.”
Fox News’ Kyle Morris contributed to this report.