Miller-Meeks Says She’s Getting Death Threats After Voting Against Jordan For Speaker

Washington, DC — Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks says she’s received credible death threats after she switched her vote for House speaker.

Miller-Meeks voted for Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan for House Speaker on Tuesday, but she says her initial concerns about threatening tactics from other Republicans in Congress and Jordan supporters elsewhere increased. Miller-Meeks supported the chair of the House Appropriations Committee during Wednesday’s second round of voting. Miller-Meeks says her office is cooperating with the proper authorities after she received a barrage of threatening calls and death threats following that vote. Miller-Meeks says she will not bend to bullies and is looking to support a consensus candidate for speaker.

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, who has voted for Jordan twice, issued a video statement late Wednesday, calling the eight Republicans who engineered the ouster of Kevin McCarthy “chaos agents who should be ashamed of themselves.”



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