After Full Iowa Support Tuesday, Jim Jordan Loses One Iowa Rep’s Vote For Speaker

Washington, DC — All four Iowans serving in the U.S. House backed Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan for House Speaker in Tuesday’s first round of voting. But in Wednesday’s second round, we’re told first district Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks voted for Representative Kay Granger of Texas.

A few Washington, D.C. publications had listed Miller-Meeks as undecided heading into the public vote for speaker. Miller-Meeks reportedly expressed concern and frustration during Monday’s private House GOP meeting about Jordan’s pressure campaign to win votes, but Miller-Meeks voted for Jordan during during the first round of voting on the House floor for a new speaker. However, she changed her vote on Wednesday.

Second district Congresswoman Ashley Hinson released a statement just before her Tuesday vote for Jordan, saying the country needs Republicans to come together, govern and defeat the Biden agenda.

Fourth district Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull announced Monday night that he had notified Jordan last weekend that he’d vote for him. On Saturday, third district Congressman Zach Nunn announced Jordan would get his vote to get the House organized so it can “take action on important things happening around the world.”

What House Republicans will do next is not clear at this point.



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