Pro-Life Congressman Jim Jordan Hopes to Win Speaker Vote Tomorrow, Wants to “Unify” Republicans

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 16, 2023   |   10:16AM   |   Washington, DC

Last week, Pro-Life Congressman Jim Jordan won the support of House Republicans to be their nominee for Speaker of the House. Now he’s working overtime to shore up votes so he can capture a victory tomorrow on the House floor.

Jordan defeated Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia. Scott declared his intention to run for speaker on Friday and Republicans went directly into a vote that Jordan won 124-81. Since then, many republicans who supported Scott have indicated they will vote for Jordan and current top republicans Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise are working to gather more votes for Jordan and Scott has praised him as well.

“I highly respect Jim Jordan,” Scott said. “He is an asset to the Republican Party and our nominee for Speaker.”

But now Jordan has to win over a few dozens Republicans who are still no on board with him becoming Speaker and he hopes to do so in order for Republicans to lead on various political issues including protecting babies from abortion.

Jordan’s press secretary, Russell Dye, told Fox News the Ohio Republican “has made it clear that he wants to unite the conference in order to pass the bills that the American people expect,

“He is looking forward to working with the entire conference to do so when he’s speaker,” Dye said.

Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is a solid pro-life advocate who has spoken up about the weaponization of the Justice Department against pro-life Americans.

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Jordan has a 100% prolife voting record in Congress and recently castigated Democrats for supporting abortions up to birth and infanticide. He recalled former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), who endorsed infanticide.

“We all know in 2019, then-Gov. Northam of the state of Virginia stated this: ‘The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,’” Jordan said, adding, “it is simple. Infants born alive following an abortion are kids, are children. All newborns deserve the same level of care.”

“Taking the life of unborn children right up to their birthday, and then as Gov. Northam has pointed out, even after that,” Jordan said, adding “we want to make sure that ‘even after that’ part never happens.”

Jordan recently sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray about a recently-leaked memo from the Bureau’s office in Richmond, Virginia, that linked “radical-traditionalist Catholics” with threats of domestic extremism.

The news came days after CatholicVote President Brian Burch sent a letter to Jordan asking him to further investigate the FBI over the “anti-Catholic” memo.

Chairman Jordan’s letter demanded answers about the FBI’s “targeting of a set of Catholic Americans for their religious beliefs,” Fox News reported:

“The Committee on the Judiciary is continuing to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of domestic violent extremism [DVE] investigations,” Jordan wrote. …Jordan said he and committee Republicans have written to the FBI “several times” over the last year about “startling allegations that the FBI is misusing DVE resources for apparent political purposes.”

Jordan’s letter was co-signed by House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government Chairman Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA.

In his previous testimony in July, Wray deployed a familiar Washington trick: He sought to put the issue to rest by claiming that there is an “ongoing investigation.” In this case, the phrase du jour is “internal review.” This is to say that the FBI is investigating itself.

“It was a single product by a single field office in Richmond,” Wray assured Jordan in his testimony before the House. However, Wray has blocked the House Judiciary Committee from interviewing the relevant agents in that field office in Virginia. Now that the unredacted memo shows the FBI operation against Catholics was larger than Wray claimed, we have a real scandal on our hands.

“Do you think priests should be informants inside the Church, Director?” Jordan asked Wray incredulously during that hearing. Jordan did not appear amused by Wray’s arrogant performance, nor was he reassured by Wray’s promise to investigate himself. The indefatigable Jim Jordan saw right through Wray’s obfuscation, and the evidence now proves that Jordan was correct in his skepticism of the FBI. Wray claimed to be “aghast” at the incident, yet given his eagerness to minimize and even mischaracterize what happened, he can hardly be considered a partner to the House Judiciary Committee in finding the truth.