The Associated Press reports:
Republicans chose Rep. Jim Jordan as their new nominee for House speaker on Friday during internal voting, putting the gavel within reach of the staunch ally of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
Jordan, of Ohio, will now try to unite colleagues from the deeply divided House GOP majority around his bid ahead of a floor vote, which could push to next week.
Frustrated House Republicans have been fighting bitterly over whom they should elect to replace the speaker they ousted, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and the future direction of their party. The stalemate, now in its second week, has thrown the House into chaos, grinding all other business to a halt.
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BREAKING: The House Republican conference has voted to nominate @Jim_Jordan Speaker of the House on a vote of 124-81.
It’s completely ridiculous how many Republicans voted against him. These votes should not be kept secret.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 13, 2023