PA Delegation Falls in Line for Speaker Vote, Minus Lamb and Perry

Eight new Representatives from the 18 member Pennsylvania delegation casted their first vote for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress.

Just two of the 18 are standing alone from the majority of their respective parties.

Eight of the nine Pennsylvania Democrats voted for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to regain the House speaker’s gavel, while eight of the nine Republicans in the state selected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to serve as the new minority leader according to the Allentown Morning Call.

Rep. Conor Lamb was the only Democrat to vote for Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) to serve as the next speaker, while Rep. Scott Perry was just one of five Republicans to vote for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).

Lamb vowed to not support Pelosi as Speaker during his upset victory in the special election for the old 18th Congressional District citing the need for “new leadership on both sides.

Kennedy III joined Lamb on the campaign trail during his special election, although the Massachusetts Democrat casted his vote today for Pelosi.

Perry, who according to The Hill is one of three Republicans vying to be the next chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus, voted for fellow member Rep. Jordan. 

Perry along with Jordan were two of the 11 Republicans in the Freedom Caucus to introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in July 2018.

Jordan was not one of the five to vote for himself, as he cast his vote for McCarthy.

4 Responses

  1. Perry is once again following the path of a recalcitrant legislator and playing to the pro-Trump voters. Enjoy the minority.

      1. Don’t you get it? A D who votes his on way is smart and thoughtful. An R who votes his own way is an idiot. Got it. ???? The hypocrisy of the left is always ignored and they defend it until the end though.

        1. Except the difference is that Perry is a part of the alt-right along with Jordan and Meadows. There are two main reasons that they are in the minority….Trump, Jordan and Meadows and yes your man Perry. You’re political bottom feeders, get used to it.

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