Georgia Congressman Austin Scott has officially announced his candidacy for the position of Speaker of the House. With close ties to the uni-party, Scott’s bid for Speaker comes as no surprise. Records from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveal that Scott has received backing from BlackRock Capital Management INC Political Action Committee, a clear indication of the uni-party’s support for his candidacy. This support from BlackRock, a globalist firm, has raised concerns among some conservatives.
Furthermore, FEC records also demonstrate that Scott has been receiving payments from Koch Industries INC Political Action Committee since 2011. Koch Industries and their allies are known to oppose former President Donald Trump and the America First movement. This raises questions about Scott’s alignment with the priorities of the conservative base.
Notably, Scott has also shown support for sending significant amounts of US taxpayer money to Ukraine. This stance aligns with the interests of major defense contractors, as FEC records indicate that Scott’s reelection campaign has been funded by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. This raises concerns about the influence of special interests on Scott’s policy decisions.
Additionally, it is important to highlight Scott’s opposition to President Trump’s efforts to ensure election integrity in 2020. In a statement, Scott described his vote against challenging Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia as a vote to uphold the Constitution during the Electoral College Certification. However, this vote has been perceived by some as a betrayal of the values and principles held by Trump supporters.
The announcement of Scott’s candidacy for Speaker came following the news that Jim Jordan, who has received the endorsement of former President Trump, was gaining significant support and closing in on the necessary 217 votes to secure the position. The uni-party, determined to maintain control, swiftly rallied behind Scott’s candidacy to obstruct Jordan’s path to becoming Speaker.
In response, House Democrats have taken measures to hinder the progress towards Jordan’s speakership. Most House Democrats left Washington D.C. on Friday, effectively preventing the House from reaching the quorum required for a speakership vote. As a result, a vote is not expected until Monday at the earliest.
As the race for the Speaker of the House continues to unfold, it is evident that the battle for control and influence within the Republican Party is still very much ongoing. The National File will provide further updates on this evolving situation. In related news, Steve Scalise has recently abandoned his own campaign for Speaker after failing to secure the necessary votes.
In conclusion, Austin Scott’s candidacy for Speaker of the House raises concerns about his ties to the uni-party and special interests. As the race for Speaker unfolds, it is imperative to closely monitor the choices and actions of the candidates to ensure they are aligned with the interests of the American people.