In the heart of the nation’s capital, House Republicans are poised for an electrifying closed-door showdown scheduled to unfold at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This pivotal event is nothing short of a political battlefield, as nine contenders gear up to make their case for becoming the next Speaker of the House.
With the fate of the Speaker’s gavel hanging in the balance, these candidates will pull out all the stops to secure the crucial support of their fellow Republicans during this closed-door candidate forum. The stakes couldn’t be higher, as the decisive vote looms large on the horizon, set to take place on the following morning.
But this is no ordinary nomination process. To emerge as the Republican nominee for Speaker, one must navigate a treacherous path to secure a formidable 217 votes on the House floor. With only 221 Republicans currently occupying seats in the House, this mission is a daunting one. The internal divisions within the party are only adding to the complexity, as conservatives and moderates remain bitterly divided over the identity of their leader.
The path to the nomination has already witnessed the dramatic withdrawal of two prominent candidates. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was the first to step into the ring, but he swiftly exited when it became apparent that he couldn’t muster the required votes on the House floor. Following him, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio took up the mantle, only to grapple with repeated setbacks in three floor votes. His journey came to a dramatic close after a contentious vote by fellow Republicans led to the revocation of his nomination on a fateful Friday.
Now, a select group of nine tenacious contenders is determined to seize the mantle of Speaker. Among them are Tom Emmer of Minnesota, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Jack Bergman of Michigan, Byron Donalds of Florida, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania, Gary Palmer of Alabama, Austin Scott of Georgia, and Pete Sessions of Texas.
Amid this fierce internal battle for the speakership, Democrats are throwing their support behind Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, adding another layer of intrigue to the unfolding drama.
As the clock ticks down to the decisive vote that will determine the Republican nominee for Speaker, uncertainty reigns supreme. The House Republicans are locked in a fierce contest for the helm of their leadership, and the nation watches with bated breath as the drama unfolds.
Feds tell Just The News ‘Georgia student’s accused killer entered U.S. illegally, was paroled under Biden policies’
The man who murdered 22 year-old Georgia nursing student Laken Riley has been confirmed as suspect Jose Ibarra, an illegal Venezuelan immigrant who was released prior to the murder under Biden administration policies.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed Sunday that the Venezuelan man was Jose Ibarra. 26 year-old Ibarra entered the U.S. illegally, was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents on Sept. 8, 2022, after he unlawfully entered the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, but was “paroled and released for further processing,” ICE said.
Ibarra was arrested again a year later, on Sept. 14, 2023, by NYPD officers and charged with acting in a manner to injure a child under 17 and a motor vehicle license violation, ICE added, reports Just The News.
Riley was murdered near the University of Georgia campus in Athens on Friday was directly impacted by the “liberalization of immigration policies by Democrats”. Just The News adds “Federal immigration officials said the Venezuelan national was released by New York authorities before a detainer could be issued. As a so-called sanctuary city, New York generally prevents police from complying with ICE detainers.”
“The official timeline of Ibarra’s immigration record only renewed ire among Republicans demanding that President Joe Biden tighten border security and that prosecutors deliver swift justice to Riley’s killer” writes Just The News.
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