WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, House republican members met again behind closed doors. They’re trying to figure out their next steps on filling the Speaker vacancy. One of our local congressional members is throwing his hat in the ring to serve as a potential Speaker.
Congressman Jack Bergman (R- MI) told reporters that when a commander goes down, someone has to step up. Bergman, citing his military experience, said this is what happens on the battlefield if a leader goes down. He told reporters he doesn’t want this job nor does he aspire to have it but at this time, he would volunteer for the Speakership until their conference gets enough support to elect a Speaker. WZMQ reached out to his office but did not hear back. But as of now, Rep. Jim Jordan (R- OH) said he’s not out of the race for the Speakership yet. Jordan said he wants to get back to the floor and vote but before he does that, he wants to meet with the roughly 20 members who did not support him in the previous two floor votes. As of right now, there’s no scheduled floor vote.