Reese Gor­man says ‘not many lessons learned’ in scram­ble for speak­er

The Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er’s Reese Gor­man pre­dict­ed that House Repub­li­cans will have a lot to learn before set­tling on a new speak­er.
Gor­man appeared on C‑SPAN on Sat­ur­day to offer his analy­sis of the antic­i­pat­ed elec­tion for speak­er of the House. His appear­ance came after Rep. Jim Jor­dan (R‑OH) failed his third elec­tion for the posi­tion and ulti­mate­ly with­drew as the nom­i­nee. Now, sev­en oth­ers are vying to be nom­i­nat­ed on Mon­day and hold at least the first elec­tion on Tues­day. Sat­ur­day was the 18th day with­out a speak­er, and Jor­dan was the sec­ond nom­i­nee to bow out.
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“It seems there has not been many lessons learned,” Gor­man said of the GOP con­fer­ence. “Ulti­mate­ly, at the end of the day, if the con­fer­ence has not learned they need to coa­lesce around a can­di­date, then there will not be a speak­er. Because it only takes four peo­ple to block an …