Update: Rep. Tom Emmer Drops Out of the Speaker Race

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UPDATE: Tom Emmer dropped out. We don’t doubt that the phones blew off the hooks.

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) dropped out of the Speaker’s race Tuesday, just hours after the conference nominated him. It was soon clear he did not have the support. He could only afford to lose four votes.

Congressman Hern is back in the race.

The announcement also came after former President Trump released a scathing statement calling Emmer a “RINO” and saying voting for him “would be a tragic mistake.”Emmer won the GOP nomination over House GOP Vice Chair Mike Johnson (La.) in a secret ballot 117-97, but in a secondary roll call vote, 26 Republicans voted present or for another person, according to House GOP Conference Secretary Lisa McClain (R-Mich.).

Emmer is the third nominee to lose.

The story is a battle between RINOs and Conservatives. Emmer is an ultra RINO. They need a Speaker and a platform. For the country, they need to shed their personal feelings.

These are the 26 Republicans who said they’d never vote for him:

Rick Allen, Jim Banks, Andy Biggs, Josh Brecheen, Michael Cloud, Andrew Clyde, Doug Collins, Eli Crane, Warren Davidson, Bob Good, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Diana Harshbarger, Ronny Jackson, Thomas Massie, Mary Miller, Max Miller, Cory Mills, Troy Nehls, Ralph Norman, Andy Ogles, Scott Perry, Chip Roy, Keith Self, and Greg Steube.

ORIGINAL STORY

House RINO Tom Emmer was nominated to be Speaker. The Minnesota representative had the most votes in a secret ballot and closed-door meeting of Republicans. He will be the third candidate to try to win over broad support.

Kevin McCarthy endorsed Tom Emmer.

Emmer is notable for going along with and doing ads for Alex Soros’s business allies to replace the Electoral College with a National Popular Vote (NPV) while claiming the NPV wouldn’t replace the Electoral College. He seemed to think it would help Republicans.

Steve Bannon said Emmer was a Trump hater. However, he recently seemed to make up with him. Most conservatives don’t believe that is true.

He is a big proponent of ESG. One of his donors is BlackRock, the ESG asset manager.

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager and served as a chief advocate of ESG investing. ESG pushed Marxist goals on corporations, including extreme climate change initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our system. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said the extremes of left and right have hijacked the narrative, and he never meant for it to develop as it has. Whether that’s true or not, it is pushing Marxism on corporations.

“Emmer agrees with Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg that our highways are racist. You can’t make this stuff up,” Trump Jr. told The Daily Caller.

He promised to always tell the truth and be upfront about his thinking.

Axios writes:

In a Dear Colleague letter over the weekend, Emmer called on Republicans to “undo the damage Democrats have done and expand our conservative majority.”

Unlike Scalise, Jordan, and McCarthy, Emmer voted to certify the 2020 presidential election results.

Emmer currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Republican Steering Committee and has been a supporter of the cryptocurrency industry.

Emmer was among the 39 House Republicans who voted to codify federal recognition for same-sex marriage last year. Emmer has previously supported measures to limit abortion access and said the states should decide on the issue.

Emmer has helped the RNC score victories in races.

Noted conservatives don’t like him.

 


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