Home Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) gained the Republican nod for Speaker within the convention’s second such vote this week.
He beat challenger Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.).
Jordan misplaced earlier within the week to Majority Chief Steve Scalise, who bowed out late Thursday when it grew to become obvious he wouldn’t garner the 217 votes wanted to earn the gavel. Inside division and opposition led to his withdrawal, coming only a day after he gained the occasion’s nomination.
With no Speaker since Oct. 5, when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was eliminated, the Home is unable to push by way of laws as conflict breaks out in Israel and the clock ticks nearer to a Nov. 17 authorities funding deadline.
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