Boebert Open To Ditching Motion To Vacate For Jim Jordan

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) declared her readiness to withdraw the motion to vacate if Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) assumes the role of House Speaker.

Boebert posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, “I’m willing to ditch the Motion To Vacate with @Jim_Jordan as Speaker.”

She added, “There is a section of the conference that won’t vote for ANY Speaker until this rule is removed. It is a mechanism based to ensure promises are kept by the Speaker. I’m willing to get rid of the rule if we get a Speaker who is trustworthy – and Jim Jordan is absolutely trustworthy. Can’t get him to 218 if many in the conference simply refuse anything until MTV is removed.”

Jim Jordan and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) have launched campaigns for the position of House speaker following the removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the role.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) initiated the removal of McCarthy from the position of speaker by introducing a resolution that declared the speaker’s office vacant. Gaetz, along with seven other Republican lawmakers, supported this move, as the current threshold for a motion to vacate is just one member. They, in combination with Democratic votes, succeeded in ousting McCarthy from the speakership.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed his hope that the next House speaker will eliminate the motion to vacate, stating, “I think it makes the speaker’s job impossible.”

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan for the role of speaker late Thursday night.

Trump posted on social media, “Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. He will be a GREAT Speaker of the House, & has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”

The announcement was made shortly after Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) revealed on Thursday night that Trump had endorsed Jordan’s candidacy. Trump had previously expressed his willingness to temporarily assume the role if Republicans could not reach a consensus on a successor following McCarthy’s surprising removal.

In recent days, Trump had been privately expressing his preference for Jordan to assume the post, as reported by two anonymous Republicans familiar with his views on the matter.