A majority of Republicans in the United States today would like to see the next Speaker of the House to be “loyal” to President Donald J. Trump, a new poll from CBS/YouGov has found.
According to their survey, conducted between Oct. 4-6, 59 percent of Republicans indicated that they would like the new speaker to be loyal to the president.
The same CBS poll also found that among Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, a large percentage of each party approved of the ousting of former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Their data showed that 67 percent of Democrats approved of McCarthy’s removal, while 53 percent of Republicans also approved. 61 percent of Independents were also supportive of McCarthy’s firing.
According to the CBS/YouGov data, Republicans primarily indicated that they did not see McCarthy as an “effective” speaker (80 percent). 54 percent also disapproved of McCarthy’s performance as speaker because he “worked with Democrats,” while 39 percent disapproved because “he didn’t pay enough attention to ‘MAGA.’”
Currently, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is also serving as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has announced his intent to run for Speaker of the House. President Donald Trump has also endorsed Jordan’s bid, along with a slate of America First representatives, including Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., and Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas.
In his endorsement, President Trump called Rep. Jordan a “STAR” who would be “STRONG on Crime, Borders, our Military/Vets, & 2nd Amendment.”
The race to select a new Speaker of the House intensified over the weekend amid Hamas terrorists’ deadly incursion into Israel, leaving countless men, women, and children dead.
According to NBC, the interim Speaker of the House, Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., is essentially powerless to make any big decision in Congress in terms of what the U.S. can do to help Israel in the wake of the Hamas attacks.