(The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Republican of Iowa, said Wednesday evening that she received death threats after voting against Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, in the presidency.
Miller-Meeks voted for Jordan on Tuesday, but voted Wednesday for Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, after finding that Jordan did not have the votes to win.
“However, since voting for Speaker Granger, I have received credible death threats and a barrage of threatening calls,” Miller-Meeks said. “The relevant authorities have been informed and my office is cooperating fully.”
Voting against Jordan is not popular, she said.
“One thing I can’t stand or support is a bully,” she said. “I did not stand up for bullies before I voted for President Granger and when I voted for President-elect Jordan, and I will not bow to bullies now.”
Miller-Meeks calls for a consensus candidate to “stop the Biden administration’s senseless policies.”
Jordan said on X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, that Americans should not be criticized for their beliefs.
“We condemn all threats against our colleagues and it is imperative that we come together,” Jordan said Wednesday. “Stop. It’s disgusting.”
The House, which has not had a speaker since Rep. Kevin McCarthy was ousted Oct. 3, was recessed after Jordan lost his second vote Wednesday.