Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated Friday on CNN’s “The Lead” that he believes Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will get the votes to turn into the subsequent speaker of the Home.
Reporter Manu Raju stated: “Can Jim Jordan maintain working right here?”
McCarthy stated: Sure, sure.
“He solely bought 152 votes,” Raju stated.
“Sure, however he’ll get there,” McCarthy stated. “I do not see an issue with him not getting there. I feel individuals have been right here a very long time. We have now elected a chosen speaker and I feel individuals can go house and be with their households after which come again. He’ll be capable of communicate With dozens we will get there.
Raju stated: What makes you so assured? Greater than 50 votes? What’s going to he should do?
“I have been by way of this just a few instances and I see the place we are actually and the place the convention goes,” McCarthy stated. “Steve solely had 110. 155 is loads larger than 110. Steve thought he was going to start out at 150. That is why I believed he was challenged. He was in a a lot stronger place.” I got here in, I had some 180. We had conflicts. So I feel I had extra of Paul, he had much less of that or one thing like that. And Pelosi had much less of that. I see that coming collectively.”
“I don’t suppose it’ll take 15 rounds, I feel he’ll be capable of get it within the first spherical,” he added.
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