Scalise Drops Out Of Speak­er Race

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Scalise Drops Out Of Speaker Race

House Major­i­ty Leader Steve Scalise (R‑LA) announced on Thurs­day evening that he is end­ing his bid for speak­er after fail­ing to muster enough sup­port to win the gav­el.
In con­firm­ing the deci­sion to reporters, after mak­ing his inten­tions known to fel­low Repub­li­cans in a mem­bers-only dis­cus­sion, Scalise said, “There are still schisms that have to be resolved.”

Rep. Steve Scalise (R‑LA) announces he is with­draw­ing from the speak­er race. pic.twitter.com/G9EbSSeGMx
— CSPAN (@cspan) Octo­ber 13, 2023

Scalise edged out Judi­cia­ry Chair­man Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) 113–99 in a secret bal­lot vote for the GOP nom­i­na­tion on Wednes­day, but more than 24 hours lat­er a cou­ple dozen GOP mem­bers either opposed him or were unde­cid­ed.

Once he with­drew from the con­test for speak­er, Scalise said he intends to remain as major­i­ty leader and indi­cat­ed that he would p …