After losing a third attempt to become speaker (by a larger margin than his first two attempts), Jim Jordan is toast. He “dropped out of the speaker’s race Friday after he lost a vote of confidence during a closed-door meeting of House Republicans, just moments after the Donald Trump-backed candidate was defeated on the House floor for a third time this week.” This is all the Feel Good Friday news I need. But it’s important to keep in mind that Jordan tried to overthrow the 2020 election and wouldn’t publicly accept the results as recently as this morning, and he still got 200 of his colleagues to vote for him.

+ Suffice it to say, the effort was not noble. Republicans are facing death threats as the election for speaker gets mired in personal feuds. Meanwhile, a lot of GOP House members are now running for speaker. Here’s the laughest, I mean latest…

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