Frac­tured House Repub­li­cans fail to find a new leader: Wash­ing­ton Pho­tos of the Week

Fractured House Republicans fail to find a new leader: Washington Photos of the Week

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives heads into anoth­er week with­out a speak­er after Repub­li­cans failed to unite around one can­di­date who can win the major­i­ty sup­port nec­es­sary in a floor vote.
House Major­i­ty Leader Steve Scalise (R‑LA) ini­tial­ly became the nom­i­nee to suc­ceed oust­ed Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) when he defeat­ed Rep. Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) in a secret bal­lot vote on Wednes­day. But in a dra­mat­ic turn, Scalise dropped out the fol­low­ing day when it became clear he had too many defec­tors among the GOP’s nar­row major­i­ty.
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By Fri­day, House Repub­li­cans hud­dled again with anoth­er closed-door vote, where Jor­dan defeat­ed Rep. Austin Scott (R‑GA) to become the lat­est speak­er nom­i­nee. Jor­dan, the chair­man of the House Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee, now will try to con­vince the entire con­fer­ence to ral­ly around him.
The House adjourned for the week­end with no clear sche …