The Washington Post reports:
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will not seek an additional speaker vote Thursday, allowing the chamber instead an opportunity to give Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the temporary speaker, additional powers, according to multiple people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the plan. After two rounds of votes, a group of Republicans had made clear that Jordan did not have enough support to win the speaker’s gavel. With House functions at a standstill, lawmakers can now move forward on a proposal to expand McHenry’s powers.
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Breaking news: Rep. Jim Jordan will not seek an additional speaker vote Thursday, allowing an opportunity to give Rep. Patrick McHenry, the temporary speaker, additional powers, according to multiple people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. https://t.co/8Io69KEEtP
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 19, 2023
NEWS — JIM JORDAN will not hold a third ballot for speaker. He will back PATRICK MCHENRY as an interim speaker until JANUARY.
MCCARTHY, MCHENRY, JORDAN, COLE and EMMER met this morning
We reported this this AM in @PunchbowlNews AM.
CONFERENCE STARTING NOW.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 19, 2023
I will vote NO on a resolution to empower a short-term Speaker.
I’m not sharing our power with Democrats, after our voters gave us the majority.
Republicans working with Democrats is how we got here.
Our conference must unite and elect a full-term Republican Speaker.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 19, 2023
Hakeem Jeffries says Dems have not yet taken a position on the resolution to empower McHenry. Says first goal is to end Jordan’s speakership bid
Also Jordan ally Warren Davidson said last night that JJ has “plenty in tank” to keep bid alive pic.twitter.com/Z1xMAvrSRy
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 19, 2023