Republican Military Veterans Voice Their Choice for House GOP Speaker



There is a group of newly elected house members waiting to be sworn in after the new House speaker is sworn in. These members are also military veterans and they have voiced their support for one man. This group had a meeting outside of the Capitol to voice who they support.

The Group
Fox News reports that “The people standing behind me have regularly, consistently, over decades proven that they’re willing to put something greater than themselves above themselves,” Rep.-elect Derrick Van Orden, R-Wisc., said at the briefing, noting that the group collectively has 291 years of military service between them.

The Speaker
This group collectively support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House.

The Protocol
Unitil a House Speaker is chosen, no members of the House can be sworn in. Kevin McCarthy has failed to garner the 218 votes needed to become Speaker of the House. Rep.-elect Mike Gallagher noted, “It’s up to this Congress to restore deterrence, to restore peace through strength, but we aren’t able to do that vital work until we actually get past the speaker vote, populate our committees, and start getting to work.”

The Viewpoint
U.S. Military Veterans have a tendency to maintain the oath that they took to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” This is an oath that they carry throughout their lives. This group of military veterans who have been elected to Congress are understandably frustrated at the lack of cohesiveness of their GOP party. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke has labeled this election of the Speaker of the House as “embarrassing.” Cohesiveness and an efficient government are essential to protecting and defending the Constitution. The military veterans who are waiting to be sworn in and continue serving their country deserve much better.

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9 thoughts on “Republican Military Veterans Voice Their Choice for House GOP Speaker”

  1. that is very sad to hear. either these new ‘military’ electees are ignorant of McCarthy’s background or they are Rinos. Either way I don’t like it. They are acting like establishment already! Well so is MTG and why is she not helping to oust McCarthy who spoke against TRump, MAGA and the Jan 6th Patriots.

    1. We will see .I give these few willing to fight to remove any Rinos Mccarthy is a repub /demo. He has proved it over and over in past years .He hangs with McConnell, Schumer, pelosie ,and rest…Arrogant ,self centered ,out for himself .NOT US IN USA.No thanks..Like Mitt and his daughter..Remove them all.

  2. We will see .I give these few willing to fight to remove any Rinos Mccarthy is a repub /demo. He has proved it over and over in past years .He hangs with McConnell, Schumer, pelosie ,and rest…Arrogant ,self centered ,out for himself .NOT US IN USA.No thanks..Like Mitt and his daughter..Remove them all.

  3. Matt Gaetz (May have mis-spelled his name) Voted for Trump. Trump as Speaker is probably the key to saving our Nation. The others are all Rinos, whowill sell our country out if it benefits them. Trump or McCarthy means do, or die, respectively, for our Nation. Is Matt the only one who can see that? Or could he possibly get a majority vote for his choice. Will someone please show some common sense!!! Just say Trump, and get it over with. Save our Nation!!!!

  4. Just hold up GI Joe! Don’t you want to clean up the Good Oldboy to get along just go along attitude?! You have an opportunity to try and clean up this cesspool called congress! My septic system smells better than Congress! One would think you would want to get congress back in line with what the majority of voter want. If it takes 20 ballots to get this portion of the House straightened out, then so be it!!!

  5. This makes me sad as MCcarhy is just another mcconnel. Both would vote with biden way too often. Mcconne is even having press briefings bragging how uch he helped biden. maxcine waters and pelosi are pushing republicans to vote for mccarthy. That alone will tell you how bad he would be. Then you have the rhinos calling those refusing to vote for mccarthy terrorists. What more needs to be said about the man.

  6. Agreement and conformance just to make peace is not a peace worth having. Too many compromises agreed to by McCarthy and the majority make McCarthy unsuitable for the Speaker position so far as many of us are concerned. Lest some think otherwise. this is not a Trump thing, who has, sadly, become a Cancer on the Republican party. It’s more a Conservative and fiscally responsible kind of thing

  7. I too think this is an embarrassment to the GOP. I also don’t think we need a Speaker who is siding with the democrats as often as not. We need to stand for America and against the democrat corruption.The Republican voters should have the Speaker “We” want and that would not be a RINO!!