Jim Jordan Loses Third Speaker Vote

The Home of Representatives has voted for a 3rd time on Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker, and for a 3rd time, Jordan has not obtained the mandatory votes.

Jordan obtained 194 votes from Republicans, Home Minority Chief Hakeem Jeffries had 210 votes from Democrats, and 25 Republicans opted to vote for candidates aside from Jordan.

The vote signifies that Jordan is dropping floor with Republicans — he had received 199 votes from Republicans on Wednesday and 200 votes from Republicans on Tuesday.

A fourth speaker vote is feasible however not confirmed.

Earlier than the vote, former Speaker of the Home Kevin McCarthy nominated Jordan for Home speaker, praising Jordan as a frontrunner, a listener, and a fighter.

“Jim is the best individual to take that seat behind me, to be our subsequent speaker of the Home,” McCarthy advised Congress.

The Home has now voted 3 times on Jordan for speaker. All three votes failed.

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