House Delays Sec­ond Vote For Speak­er After Jor­dan Comes Up Short

House Delays Second Vote For Speaker After Jordan Comes Up Short

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
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) Octo­ber 17, 2023

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 …