‘The Swamp’ took him down

That’s 9th District Congressman Adrew Clyde’s “take” on the apparent end of Jim Jordan’s quest for House Speaker.

Jordan failed a third time Friday to get enough votes to be handed the Speaker’s gavel and then was voted out by secret ballot as the Republican nominee for the job. Republicans drop Jim Jordan’s US House speaker bid after third failed vote – SRN News

“The American People wanted Jim Jordan to be the 56th Speaker of the House,” Clyde, a Jackson County Republican, Tweeted Friday afternoon. “So, the Swamp took him down in an anonymous vote behind closed doors. Complete and utter betrayal.”

Meanwhile, south Georgia’s Austin Scott (R-Tifton), who launched a surprise but brief quest for the post earlier this week, says he’ll go for it again.

Congress is in recess until Monday.