Multiple Republicans Defect from Jim Jordan in Second Vote

A number of Republican members of Congress who yesterday voted for Congressman Jim Jordan to grow to be speaker of the Home of Representatives selected to vote for different candidates on Wednesday.

Twenty-two Republicans voted for candidates aside from Jordan, that means that the Ohio Republican doesn’t have the votes essential to grow to be speaker. 4 Republicans withdrew their help from Jordan: Vern Buchanan of Florida, Drew Ferguson of Georgia, Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, and Pete Stauber of Minnesota.

Two Republicans flipped in Jordan’s favor on Wednesday: Doug LaMalfa of California, who voted for McCarthy on Tuesday, and Victoria Spartz of Indiana, who voted for Thomas Massie of Kentucky on Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan talks to Speaker Professional Tempore Rep. Patrick McHenry because the Home of Representatives prepares to carry a vote on a brand new Speaker of the Home on the U.S. Capitol on October 18, 2023. (Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Photos)

A 3rd speaker vote is anticipated.

Jordan had failed Tuesday to garner help from sufficient Republicans throughout the first spherical of voting. 20 Republicans voted for a candidate aside from Jordan on Tuesday, whereas Jordan obtained 200 votes, Jeffries obtained 212 votes, and McCarthy obtained six votes.

Forward of the primary vote, Jordan had seen a flurry of help from Home conservatives who had previously mentioned they’d not again him: Mike Rogers of AlabamaAnn Wagner of MissouriKen Calvert of California, and Vern Buchanon of Florida all introduced help for Jordan this week.

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