Boebert Would ‘Ditch’ Motion-To-Vacate If Jim Jordan Becomes Speaker

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) recently announced that she would be willing to scrap the motion to vacate if Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) becomes speaker of the House.

“I’m willing to ditch the Motion To Vacate with @Jim_Jordan as Speaker,” Boebert wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The House has a lot of work ahead, let’s get this over with and take our country back!”

“There is a section of the conference that won’t vote for ANY Speaker until this rule is removed. It is a mechanism based to ensure promises are kept by the Speaker,” Boebert added in a separate post.

“I’m willing to get rid of the rule if we get a Speaker who is trustworthy – and Jim Jordan is absolutely trustworthy. Can’t get him to 218 if many in the conference simply refuse anything until MTV is removed,” she continued.

Of course, the motion to vacate is the reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA ) was ousted, since Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) initiated the resolution, as reported by the Blaze.

Among the concessions that McCarthy made in January 2021 with House Republicans was the allowance of just one member to initiate a motion to vacate.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently condemned the resolution, saying he hopes the next House speaker removes it. “I think it makes the speaker’s job impossible,” McConnell said.

Unlike McConnell, some House Republicans went against the minority leader, arguing that the motion to vacate should be kept.

On X, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote, “Here’s a compelling reason why the House should NOT give up the motion-to-vacate rule.”

To date, Jordan and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) have announced their bids to become the next House speaker after McCarthy’s recent ouster from the position.

Former President Donald Trump, whose name has been thrown in the mix of potential candidates for the speakership, told Fox News that he would be willing to serve as House speaker if Republicans are unable to reach a consensus candidate to take on the role.

“I will do it if necessary, should they not be able to make their decision,” the former president said, according to the outlet.