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Jim Jordan for House Speaker?


The 118th Congress convened for the first time on Tuesday.

Item #1 on the agenda is voting for House Speaker.

As WeLoveTrump noted, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is facing fierce GOP opposition to win the role.

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McCarthy lost the first, second, and third vote for House Speaker.

19 House Republicans defected from electing McCarthy in the first vote.

By the third vote, another GOP House Republican has emerged as a potential candidate.

That candidate is Rep. Jim Jordan.

The Republican 'defectors' have rallied around Jordan for House Speaker.

According to CNN Capitol Hill reporter Melanie Zanona, Rep. Matt Gaetz nominated Jim Jordan for House Speaker.

Jordan picked up 20 votes in the third vote.

CSPAN currently has this live feed on Twitter:

Here are the Republicans who voted for Jordan for House Speaker:

According to the Washington Post's Paul Kane, the last time this happened was 1923.

In 1923, it went to nine ballots.

According to Ben Sheehan, the House Speaker vote took two months in 1855.

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Politico doesn't think Jim Jordan has a chance at House Speaker:

After McCarthy fails to get 218 votes on the first ballot, the Freedom Caucus antagonists have signaled that they will start backing another yet-unnamed candidate on the second ballot. The Daily Beast reported Monday night that that person is Ohio Rep. JIM JORDAN, the longtime McCarthy critic-turned-ally.

The Ohio Republican, however, has no shot at being speaker — something that his adoring conservative colleagues know very well. But, per the Daily Beast story, that’s not the point: They’re hoping to peel off more Republicans to back Jordan, aiming to have McCarthy’s vote count decrease from the first ballot to the second.

It’s an open question how long today will go until someone nominates a viable candidate for the gavel — someone like STEVE SCALISE (R-La.) or PATRICK McHENRY (R-N.C.). And there’s a fear that if one of these member’s names is called too early in the process, the conference will turn on them.

Buckle up. It’s going to be a long day.

It's anyone's guess how long this contentious battle will take place in the House.


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