BREAKING: House Republicans Select Nominee for House Speaker After Closed Door Secret Ballot
By Space Coast Daily // October 11, 2023
vote on house floor could come as early as tonight
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(FOX NEWS) – House Republicans have chosen Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., as their nominee for speaker after huddling behind closed doors for over two hours on Wednesday.
GOP lawmakers voted via secret ballot. Scalise won 113 votes, while Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan won 99. House Republicans voted minutes earlier to table a motion to raise the threshold for electing a speaker to 217 — a majority of the conference.
It comes after former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was ousted in a vote by eight members of his own party and all House Democrats last week.
That moment marked the first time in history the U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove its own leader.
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