After House Majority Leader Steve Scalise bowed out of the race to be the next Speaker of the House, there are a number of Republicans who could run for the position.
One of the most likely contenders is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Jordan is a close ally of former President Donald Trump and is a popular figure among the Republican base. He is also a vocal critic of the Biden administration and has been a leader in the Republican Party's efforts to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol.
Another potential candidate is Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Stefanik is a rising star in the Republican Party and is known for her aggressive attacks on Democrats. She is also a close ally of Trump and has been a vocal defender of his policies.
Other potential Republican Speaker candidates include:
- Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)
- Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)
- Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
- Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
It is too early to say who will eventually become the next Republican Speaker of the House. However, the race is likely to be competitive and could be a proxy battle between the establishment wing of the Republican Party and the Trump-aligned wing.
It is also worth noting that there is a possibility that the Republican Party could choose to nominate a dark horse candidate for Speaker. This could happen if the party is unable to agree on a consensus candidate or if the party decides that it needs a fresh face to lead the caucus into the next Congress.
Ultimately, the decision of who will become the next Republican Speaker of the House will be up to the Republican members of the House of Representatives.
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House Republicans are once again left scrambling for a leader after Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., stepped back from being speaker-designate on Thursday night.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., won a closed-door conference vote on Wednesday afternoon to become the Republican majority’s next candidate for speaker.
But any confidence in a quick House vote to seal the deal dissipated quickly as several GOP lawmakers publicly announced they would not support him in a chamber-wide vote.