Rep. Mike Flood (R-NE) introduced a unity pledge on Friday, encouraging his Republican colleagues to sign on to support the GOP speaker nominee, whoever it may be.
Members who sign the pledge will agree to back the speaker-designee and vote for that candidate on the House floor. Flood said he would be withholding his vote depending on which candidates show their support for the unity pledge.
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Multiple candidates have thrown their names into the race to become the next Speaker of the House after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) failed to gather enough support from the Republican conference on Friday.
Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, who announced his candidacy on Friday after voting for Jordan for speaker-nominee, was the first Republican contender to sign the pledge.
Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), who lost the speaker nomination to Jordan in an internal party vote, 124-81, la …