The battle for House Minority Leader has begun. Jim Jordan, member of the Freedom Caucus, is challenging Kevin McCarthy. The Daily Wire reports:
Now that the Democrats have taken the House of Representatives, a scramble is breaking out to see who will become the GOP’s leader in the House and act as Minority leader.
On Wednesday, hardnosed conservative Ohio Rep Jim Jordan threw his hat in the ring. Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, will challenge the current House majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California.
Speaking to Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton on “Rising,” Jordan enunciated, “I plan to run for minority leader. 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. Have we replaced ObamaCare yet? Have we secured the border yet? Have we reformed welfare yet? No we haven’t.”
Jordan told CNN, “I think we have to match the President’s intensity on changing this town as we move forward.”
This could mean a GOP Civil War in the House, with Trump loyalists lead by Jordan facing off against McCarthy’s more moderate wing of the party.