GOP rep: House not talking about changing leadership

GOP rep: House not talking about changing leadership
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday said House Republicans are not eyeing a change in leadership, a response to a question about his level of confidence in House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanLieu rips Ryan after Waffle House shooting: ‘When will you stop silencing us?’ To succeed in Syria, Democrats should not resist Trump policy House Republicans prepare to battle for leadership slots MORE (R-Wis.).

“That’s hardly news,” Jordan said of a report that he and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) met with Ryan.

“We meet with the speaker every single week. Nobody’s talking about changing the leadership," he said.

Jordan’s comments come after President Trump stunned Republicans last week when he struck a deal with Democratic leadership to fund the government for three months, raise the debt ceiling and give aid to regions hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Conservatives had sought to tie spending reforms to raising the debt ceiling. Critics have suggested the negotiations demonstrated weakness by undercutting Ryan.