“Our conference still has to come together and we’re not there. There are still some people that have their own agendas”
Majority Leader Steve Scalise has withdrawn from the Speaker of the House race.
SCALISE – “Our conference still has to come together and we’re not there. There are still some people that have their own agendas”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 12, 2023
Scalise withdraws name as candidate in House Speaker race … pic.twitter.com/lJ33ar3pBy
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) October 13, 2023
Scalise needed 217 Republican votes to win. He only received 113 votes to become the nominee. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan got 99 votes.
Therefore, the Republicans did not bring the vote for Speaker to the House floor.
Jordan ended up backing Scalise, even offering to announce the nomination on the floor.
Jordan’s efforts did not convince some of those backing him to vote for Scalise.DONATE
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