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Jim Jordan Fails To Become Speaker Of The House On First Round Of Voting

Jim Jordan has failed to become Speaker of the House after the first round of voting after a whopping 20 Republicans voted against him. All Democrats voted for House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. Some of the detractors voted for Steve Scalise, some voted for the ousted Kevin McCarthy, and some voted for other random people like Lee Zeldin. Tom Emmer even got one vote. It was truly an odd thing to witness. Soon after the voting ended, the House went into recess. It is not clear when they will return or when voting will resume. Kevin McCarthy needed 15 rounds of voting before he was confirmed, only to be ousted as Speaker just nine months later by a group of 8 Republicans.

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Jim Jordan Fails to Rally GOP in House Speaker First Round Vote

Jim Jordan Fails To Receive Enough Votes For Speaker Of The House In First Round Of Votes | The Daily Caller

Here Are The 20 Republicans Who Voted Against Jim Jordan For Speaker In First Ballot Vote | The Daily Caller

Republican Jim Jordan loses first US House speaker vote, postpones another round | Reuters

Jim Jordan loses first vote for speaker amid GOP defections | CNN Politics

Jim Jordan rejected in first round of House speaker vote | AP News

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