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.
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Ken Stanford is Online News Editor for GLORY 97.5, a position he has held since August 2022.
Ken was born in Moultrie, Georgia, and says he knew from the time he was 5 or 6 he wanted to be a “radio announcer.” That dream was realized when he was hired by Moultrie radio station WMTM in 1960 at the age of 15 as a weekend disc jockey. A 1963 graduate of Moultrie (now Colquitt County) High School, he has spent his whole career in Georgia working for stations in Atlanta, Marietta, and Gainesville – most recently as News Director for 40 years at WDUN in Gainesville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Ken retired in 2011 but came out of retirement last year to help GLORY, on a part-time basis, beef-up its online news presence.
He is the recipient of many Associated Press awards and is a former judge of state and national Associated Press broadcast news contests. In 2005, he was presented with the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s President’s Award for Excellence in Journalism and in 2019 was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
He lives in Gainesville with his wife of 52 years, the former Sandra McKnight of Clio, Alabama, and they have one child, a daughter, Lisa, who lives in Cumming with her family.