Yakym sworn in to U.S. House of Representatives for first full term after McCarthy vote

(Photo supplied/Rudy For Indiana)

Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected as the House speaker in a historic vote that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning. The vote came after four days of grueling ballots, during which McCarthy flipped over a dozen conservative holdouts to become supporters, including the chairman of the chamber’s Freedom Caucus. McCarthy secured the necessary votes in the 15th round of voting, making him the second in the line of succession to the presidency.

Shortly after McCarthy’s appointment, members of the U.S. House of Representatives were sworn in, including Second District Congressman Rudy Yakym, who released the following statement after taking the oath:

“I am honored and deeply grateful for the privilege to continue serving Hoosiers of Indiana’s Second District.

“From lowering costs for hardworking families, making our communities and world safer, unleashing American energy, to balancing the budget, a new Congress is a new opportunity to solve our most pressing challenges, and Americans are counting on us to deliver.

“As I work with my colleagues to find common ground and commonsense, conservative solutions, I will stay true to Hoosier values, the people who sent me here, and the sacred oath I have sworn to uphold.”

Yakym has already been working on Capitol Hill, having finished out the remainder of the late Jackie Walorski’s term, after her death in a car crash last summer.

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Charles U Farley January 7, 2023 at 2:31 pm

Starting off his first full term by voting for RINO McCarthy’s speakership does not bode well for Yakym’s future actions in the House.

I’m afraid he studied a little too closely under Walorski, who never met a spending bill she didn’t like and was perfectly fine with Big Government as long as it was HER Big Government.

Adam January 7, 2023 at 4:11 pm

Rudy. Get to know Nancy pelosian and have lunch with her. She’s got great Insider stock tips that will make you a multi-millionaire. The congressional salary is peanuts compared to what you can make on the side, just ask Nancy. $ $ 😯

Crazy Legs January 9, 2023 at 1:10 pm

I hope you got a plum committee assignment for your vote.

Slacker06 January 9, 2023 at 1:11 pm

I don’t expect much from Rudy. He talked a good game during the election but he has yet to perform. I’ve written several letters all to no avail. Not a single one has been answered. He can prove his worth by supporting the ouster from any committed any of the J6 thugs that released 1500-2000 social security numbers only of republicans. Why would that committee need SSANs??? He hit the ground CRAWLING. I have a little experience with sensitive information. I worked for the Census Bureau. I had to take a 6-part oath to not expose any personal information to anyone outside the bureau. A six figure fine and a felony conviction was the penalty. I couldn’t even tell my wife what address I was headed to. Only could tell her the town. Now we have congressmen and women plus staff exposing sensitive information breaking the Privacy Act of 1974. Hang ’em high!! These people are supposed to be held at a higher stander than the average citizen.

The Truth January 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm

Someone need to ask Rudy where he was at on July 21, 2020.


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