The GOP-led House opted not to hold any more votes on Tuesday after Rep. Jim Jordan (R‑OH) failed to win the speakership in the first and only ballot of the day.
Congressional aides had reportedly said they expected a second vote in the evening, but Jordan later said the next ballot would happen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The timing could still change.
“We are going to keep working,” Jordan told reporters after noting he had some “great discussions” with colleagues.
New — Jim Jordan tells us he’s going to stay in race and warns against cutting deal with Ds to reopen House. “No one in our conference wants to see a coalition government with the Democrats. We are going to keep working. We will get to the votes.”He’s at risk of more R NO votes pic.twitter.com/Uso60IhiAr
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Two hundred Republicans voted for Jordan in the House floor vote earlier on Tuesday while 20 GOP holdouts picked other people in their party. Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D‑NY), the nominee for the Demo …