Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated on “The ReidOut” on MSNBC this week that Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) would be a “terrible” speaker of the House.
Pelosi stated, “These House Republicans were just stupid. They didn’t care about the peaceful handover of power. They were denying the outcome of the election. All the horrible things that happened that day—the violence, the disrespect for the Capitol, which is the world’s center of democracy, and the breaking of our Constitution—that day was about accepting the vote of the Electoral College. The entire ordeal, the attack on our democracy, began when we returned to the Capitol and the Republicans decisively decided not to recognize the Electoral College results. What a terrible guy they are putting forward to be speaker of the House.”
After that, she said, “Mr. Jordan and his circle of friends do their Republican members a great disservice when they ask them to vote for someone like that as speaker, maybe more than once—we’ll see tomorrow. Their guilt, their children, and their own heritage will hold them responsible for what they did, which is very bad.”
The individual that they are nominating, Jordan, does not have any legislation and has never passed legislation,” she said. “His main idea is to make it illegal for women to have a right to make choices, with no exceptions. This is the hardest stance that can be taken. Once more, casting a ballot but refusing to accept the election outcomes. Again, you see these folks voting for him despite the fact that he voted against disaster relief when flames raged in the region and during storms and hurricanes. That’s the reason you see some New Yorkers voting against him, but you also see a lot of other individuals voting against the interests of their constituency, and you know why? The leader of the uprising, Donald Trump, is encouraging them to.”
In the end, Pelosi said, “The people need to know what’s at stake. There is a threat to our democracy.”