Rep. Banks Will Vote Against Tom Emmer
Washington, October 24, 2023
Today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) released the following statement on the House Speaker’s race:
“House Republicans need to get back to work so we can fight the Biden administration’s radical woke agenda, secure the border, stand with Israel, and cut wasteful spending. First, we need to elect a Speaker who is committed to that conservative agenda.
I’ve supported every Republican nominee to be Speaker of the House so far, but I will not vote for Tom Emmer on the House floor.
The left-flank of our conference blocked Speaker-designee Jim Jordan then nominated the single most liberal member of leadership to continue business as usual in Washington. They are holding our conference hostage and pushing Republicans to betray our voters and abandon our promises to the American people. I won’t go along with it.”