House GOP Drops Jor­dan As Speak­er Nom­i­nee

House GOP Drops Jordan As Speaker Nominee

After Rep. Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) failed to get enough sup­port to win the speak­er­ship in three House floor votes, Repub­li­cans have elect­ed to move on.
GOP law­mak­ers vot­ed to drop Jor­dan as their nom­i­nee in a new secret bal­lot in a Repub­li­can con­fer­ence meet­ing on Fri­day. The tal­ly was said to be 86–112. A new can­di­date forum is expect­ed to take place on Mon­day.
“We need to come togeth­er and fig­ure out who our Speaker’s going to be. I’m going to work as hard as I can to help that indi­vid­ual,” Jor­dan told reporters after the secret bal­lot.
This marks the sec­ond down­fall of a GOP nom­i­nee in the 17 days that fol­lowed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) being removed as speak­er. House Major­i­ty Leader Steve Scalise (R‑LA) end­ed his can­di­da­cy as the GOP’s nom­i­nee last …