Paul Ryan Selected His Successor for House Speaker, and Conservatives Are Not Amused

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has endorsed Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, as his successor. Conservatives are not amused.The right feels stung by last month's deeply embarrassing, 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus budget fiasco. Conservatives also are sore over the congressional leadership's failure to place many landmark bills on President Donald Trump's desk. With the enormous exception of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Capitol Hill Republicans have handed Trump disturbingly little to sign. While Kentuckian Mitch McConnell's listless Senate "leadership" is mainly culpable, a firmer hand in the House would stimulate the lower body and slap the Senate out of its endless slumber.Conservatives increasingly are promoting Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for speaker. House Republicans need this sharp, lively and fearless four-time state wrestling champion (record: 150 wins, one loss), not the bland, cautious, and conventional McCarthy. At least 10 conservative-activist organizations prescribe Jordan over McCarthy. These include Tea Party Patriots, American Family Association, Gun Owners of America, and the legendary conservative Richard Viguerie's FedUp PAC.  Continue reading...

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