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Breitbart: Kay Granger, Republican Ringleader Against Jim Jordan’s Speakership Bid, Won’t Run for Reelection

  |   By Polling+ Staff

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) casts her vote as the House of Representatives votes for a third time on whether to elevate Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to Speaker of the House in the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. After falling short in two consecutive votes for Speaker, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) vowed he would continue to try and lead the House, which has been without an elected leader since Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was ousted from the speakership on October 4. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And the after effect of the recent GOP Speaker fight ripples yet again.

Breitbart headlines: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/01/kay-granger-republican-ringleader-against-jim-jordans-speakership-bid-wont-run-reelection/

Kay Granger, Republican Ringleader Against Jim Jordan’s Speakership Bid, Won’t Run for Reelection

The story reports:

“Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), a top Republican ringleader who fought Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as he sought the Speaker’s gavel, will not run for reelection, according to reports.

Granger, 80, had begun taking heat in her Fort Worth district for opposing Jordan and faced a primary challenge. She voted against the Republican nominee Jordan on the first ballot and continued to oppose him until Jordan was stripped of his nomination by a Republican conference secret ballot. 

“I think she’s tired,” a source told the Fort Worth Report, which broke the news, citing “five well-placed sources.”

Granger denied to the outlet that she had made a decision yet on her future but indicated an announcement might come soon. 

“She’s the most powerful Texan we’ve got,” Democrat lobbyist and former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes told the Report. “I hope she runs.”

The Texas Congresswoman, first elected during the Clinton administration, has faced speculation that she had begun to slip mentally.

When casting her vote for Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) for Speaker, a ballot in which Johnson won the support of all voting Republicans, Granger initially voted for Mike Rogers before seemingly realizing her mistake and switching to Johnson.”

Granger is a mere year younger than 81-year old President Joe Biden. Biden is a walking advertisement of why a seriously senior citizen should not be holding public office – and in his case that would specifically include the presidency.

Everyone ages differently, of course. But it is a fact that being a Member of Congress is no part time push-over of a job. In Granger’s case it not only involves her work in Washington – the usual blend of committee meetings and floor sessions. She represents Texas, which means there is much flying back and forth between her Fort Worth area district and Washington. Combine the two aspects of the job – the DC end and the back and forth to Texas end – and that’s a lot for an 80 year old. Biden has Air Force One at his disposal and still is tired from his galavanting around America and the world.

Add to her situation is that she clearly angered her constituents with her targeting of Jim Jordan. Jordan may be one of if not the most popular House Republican in the world outside his district.

So stay tuned.

The wheel of fortune for all those involved in the recent Speaker fights keeps turning.