Republicans Split on Supporting Jordan
More than 13 Republicans have already voted against Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in his bid for the House speaker's gavel. This opposition comes alongside unanimous rejection from House Democrats. The vote count continues.
Competing Candidates in the Speaker’s Race
Aside from Jordan, Republicans on the House floor have presented other alternatives. These names include interim Speaker Patrick McHenry, Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., and Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La.
Shifting Loyalties Evident
In a notable twist, a Republican who previously supported Jordan has now decided to vote against him, indicating a possible shift in party sentiment.
Jordan's Narrowing Path to Victory
Considering the current absences in the House, Jordan could only lose a maximum of five GOP votes to secure a win. However, his previous attempts this week have been unsuccessful, with him falling short by 17 votes on Tuesday and by 18 votes the subsequent day.
Future Strategy for the Jordan Camp
While the way forward for Jordan remains uncertain, his supporters hint at a possible strategy. They propose keeping House members in Washington throughout the weekend, holding extended voting sessions until Jordan secures the coveted gavel.