BREAKING: House Republicans Vote to Drop Jim Jordan as Speaker Nominee

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In yet another surprising turn, House Republicans have voted to drop Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as the party’s nominee for Speaker of the House. The move comes after several unsuccessful attempts to get Jordan enough votes to take up the gavel.

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The news broke on Friday:

The revelation comes on the heels of a third round of voting in which Jordan lost even more support than he had in previous rounds of voting.

With a final vote total of 194, GOP nominee Jim Jordan (R-OH) lost ground, garnering five fewer votes than he had in the second round. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) once again received all 210 Democrat votes. Others who received GOP votes in Friday morning's round include previous nominee Steve Scalise (R-LA), who garnered eight votes, and former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who netted six.  

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CNN Capitol Hill reporter Melanie Zanona indicated in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that voting will conclude for the day and that other candidates “will have until noon Sunday to file to run.”

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted from the position over two weeks ago, responded to the news by saying Republicans will “have to go back to the drawing board.” He also said he is “concerned where we go from here.” This means the House will continue to be without a Speaker for the foreseeable future.

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