Conservatives across the United States are fervently rallying behind Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as he seeks to become the next Speaker of the House. The surge of citizen activism, aimed at putting an end to internal divisions within the Republican Party and promoting unity, has captured national attention.
According to Breitbart News, phone lines are “melting” as conservatives flood the offices of GOP members of Congress with calls urging them to support Jordan for Speaker. Thousands of Americans are actively participating in this grassroots effort, relentlessly contacting their representatives and demanding that they vote for Jordan.
One top House GOP aide declared, “I haven’t seen anything like this in years. They are literally melting the phone lines. Some offices’ numbers are permanently busy.”
Rep. Jordan, known for his involvement in grassroots activism, has served as the founding chairman of the House Freedom Caucus. His unwavering commitment to conservative principles and his ability to resonate with the Republican base have made him a natural choice for those seeking a more unified and effective GOP in Congress.
The groundswell of grassroots pressure has even led some previous skeptics within the GOP to endorse Jordan. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was among the first to change his stance after receiving an overwhelming number of phone calls. Rogers stated, “I have decided to support Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House on the floor.” This shift in support demonstrates the strength and impact of the conservative grassroots movement.
Other previously hesitant Republican representatives, such as Reps. Ken Calvert (R-CA), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), have also thrown their support behind Jordan. However, despite the significant ground gained, there are still eight Republican members, labeled as RINOs (Republicans in Name Only), who have not yet pledged their support for Jordan. These members include Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE), Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Frank Lucas (R-OK), John Rutherford (R-FL), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Ken Buck (R-CO).
The Gateway Pundit reported that a lobbying firm with ties to RINO Mitch McConnell organized a phone call with Rep. Bacon, one of the eight holdouts. Rep. Bacon, however, remained defiant and criticized Republican lawmakers who ousted Kevin McCarthy, saying, “The folks yelling we need to put out the house fire, started the fire.”
Despite the remaining opposition, the steadfast determination of grassroots activists has not waned. Conservative influencers and organizations continue to urge supporters to pressure these holdout RINOs by contacting their offices and demanding their support for Jim Jordan. Phone numbers for each of the remaining eight Republican members and for Congress have been made readily available for activists to make their voices heard.
The significant outpouring of support for Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House showcases the power of grassroots activism within the Republican Party. As conservatives continue to rally behind Jordan and put pressure on their representatives, the unity and effectiveness of the GOP in Congress are at stake. The outcome of this fervent grassroots effort will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for the future of conservative leadership in the House of Representatives.