After Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) withdrew his name from consideration for Speaker following a private meeting with Republicans, Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) spoke with CNN’s Manu Raju. This forced the House GOP to look for a third candidate in 17 days.
Johnson’s interview was interrupted by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), a hardliner who was one of the eight Republicans who voted to remove former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“Let’s be clear, Nancy Mace, it’s been a long time since she’s done anything productive to move forward this broader team. America’s got real problems and this is a time where we need people who are interested in problem-solving, not self-aggrandizement.” Johnson said.
On live, Johnson reacted, criticizing Mace and several other Republicans and expressing frustration.
“I think Americans are sick of it and I know most members of the House are sick of it. It is time for big boys and big girls to stop with the nonsense and get back to work for the United States.” he continued.
According to Johnson, there will likely be more days of disruption, but Republicans need a nominee who is driven by a cause and is intent on making progress.