U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, said Wednesday evening she received death threats after voting against Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for speaker.
Miller-Meeks voted for Jordan on Tuesday but voted for Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, on Wednesday after seeing that Jordan did not have the votes to win.
“However, since my vote in support of Chairwoman Granger, I have received credible death threats and a barrage of threatening calls,” Miller-Meeks said. “The proper authorities have been notified and my office is cooperating fully.”
Voting against Jordan is not popular, she said.
“One thing I cannot stomach, or support is a bully,” she said. “I did not stand for bullies before I voted for Chairwoman Granger and when I voted for Speaker designee Jordan, and I will not bend to bullies now.”
Miller-Meeks is calling for a consensus candidate to “stop the insane policies of the Biden administration.”
Jordan said on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, that Americans should not be accosted for their beliefs.
“We condemn all threats against our colleagues and it is imperative that we come together,” Jordan said Wednesday. “Stop. It’s abhorrent.”
The House, which has not had a speaker since Rep. Kevin McCarthy was ousted on Oct. 3, recessed after Jordan lost his second vote on Wednesday.