Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan has thrown his hat in the ring to become the next House Minority Leader. This puts Mr. Jordan as the challenger with California Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy. Jordan will be running against the establishment within the Republican party. Mr. McCarthy has the endorsement of retiring House Majority Leader Paul Ryan as well as the nod from President Donald Trump. That will make this an uphill battle for Jordan. Is it time for a change in leadership and is this the time that it will happen?
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday he will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to become House minority leader.
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“I plan to run for minority leader,” Jordan told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton.
“In 2016, the American people elected Republicans to come here and change this town. I think the president is doing just that, but I don’t think they see the same intensity from folks in Congress, folks in the House of Representatives,” he added.
“Have we replaced Obamacare yet? Have we secured the border yet? Have we reformed welfare yet? No,” he said.
Jordan argued that Republican leadership has failed to engage Democrats in debate.
“Now that we’re in the minority, that’s about all what we can do is debate, but fight hard in the debate for the principals, for the things that we know the American people sent us here to do in 2016. Show them that we deserve to be back in power in 2020,” he said.
Jordan, who co-founded the House Freedom Caucus, announced earlier this year he would be running to replace Paul Ryan as…..
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