If there was a second immediately that’s must-see, it isn’t within the Republican Civil War, however quite within the speech Katherine Clark gave.
Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA) hammered Rep. Jim Jordan in a House flooring speech, throughout which she nominated Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) for Speaker. Clark mentioned of Jordan, “The Republican nominee desires a nationwide abortion ban — with no exception for rape, incest, or the well being of a mom. We need to make our personal well being care choices — in session with our households, our docs, our religion — not with Jim Jordan.
“Leader Jeffries has answered our name. But, the Majority’s nominee is disconnected — disconnected from the American individuals and their values. MAGA extremism is designed to divide, and it has damaged the Republican Party. Their nominee’s imaginative and prescient is a direct assault on the liberty and the rights of the American individuals. And he’s received the file to show it.
Video clip of Clark:
Democratic Whip Katherine Clark reveals Democrats know why House Republicans are damaged, “The majority’s nominee is disconnected. Disconnected from the American people and their values. Maga extremism is designed to divide. And it has broken the Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/G0YoBqpyE5
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 20, 2023
“The Republican nominee has voted in opposition to well being care for youngsters, for veterans, even for 9/11 survivors. He has opposed reducing the price of insulin — repeatedly. He desires to minimize Social Security and Medicare. Don’t take it from me. It was raised on the opposite aspect of the aisle simply this week — as a promoting level to make him Speaker.
“Over his 16 years within the House, the Republican nominee has by no means supported a Farm Bill. What does that imply? What does that imply? It means he has turned his again on farmers, on rural communities, and the 11 million kids who go to mattress hungry on this nation.
“The Republican nominee wants a national abortion ban — with no exception for rape, incest, or the health of a mother. We want to make our own health care decisions — in consultation with our families, our doctors, our faith — not with Jim Jordan.”
Enough extremism? Oh, wait, not but performed:
“The Republican nominee plotted to overturn the 2020 election, traffics in misinformation, and is a true threat to our democracy and our Constitution.”
Clark identified that the People count on each side to work collectively, and it’s not too late for the Majority to decide a bipartisan path ahead.
“I’ve had the privilege of working right here within the People’s House for nearly 10 years. And, I’ve gotten to know a lot of my colleagues on the opposite aspect of the aisle. And I do know that you simply hear the identical factor that I do: The American individuals count on us to work collectively on their behalf. It isn’t too late for the Majority to select a bipartisan path ahead to reopen the House. Take sure for a solution!
“Every day the Majority chooses to engage in a Republican civil war that is threatening their own Members instead of engaging with us in the work of the American people is a day that weakens this institution and the standing of our country. We need a Speaker who will govern through consensus — not conflict. We need a Speaker worthy of wielding that gavel — a leader who will defend democracy, not degrade it. More than ever, we need proven, patriotic, people-first leadership. And that is why I am proud to nominate Hakeem Jeffries for Speaker of the House.”
Jeffries received extra votes for speaker than Jordan, each time. In the third spherical on Friday, Jordan obtained 194 votes, whereas House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries received 210 votes.
If this nation had been actually a wholesome democracy, Jeffries could be the speaker and we might return to combating about actual issues like how can we enhance the ACA to work for extra individuals as a substitute of combating for fundamental ideas of democracy. But till that point, Democrats are the one grown ups within the room and so they alone have been governing and prioritizing democracy.
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