Reading Time: < 1 minute

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday and stated he was “concerned” about Democrats and moderate Republicans potentially striking a deal to elect an establishment Republican Speaker of the House if Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) does not win the gavel on January 3.

“I’m very, I’m concerned about that. I don’t think it’s likely, but I am concerned about it,” Jordan told host Matthew Boyle.

Several Republicans, including Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ), have said they do not plan to vote for McCarthy as speaker. Republicans are expected to have a thin majority of 222-213. In a scenario where every eligible representative is present and casts a vote, McCarthy would need 218 votes to secure the speakership. Read more…