he House of Representatives is in limbo after Jim Jordan failed to get enough votes to be speaker. This is a sign of the Republican infighting and Jordan's rocky performance. Some Republicans are pushing to give interim Speaker Patrick McHenry more power temporarily.
Jordan allies insist that he is still in the running for speaker. However, it is unclear if he will be able to get the necessary votes. The House is expected to hold another vote for speaker on January 3rd.
The Republican leadership is facing a number of challenges. They need to find a way to unite the party and elect a speaker. They also need to address the concerns of their constituents, who are increasingly frustrated with the gridlock in Washington.
Here are some more details about the Republican infighting and Jordan's rocky performance:
- Jordan is a conservative Republican who is popular with the party's base. However, he is also a controversial figure who has been criticized for his role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.
- Jordan's performance in the speaker's race has been rocky. He has made a number of gaffes and has struggled to unite the Republican caucus.
- The Republican Party is deeply divided between its moderate and conservative wings. This division has made it difficult for the party to agree on a speaker candidate.
The election of a speaker is the first order of business for the new House of Representatives. Without a speaker, the House cannot pass any legislation. The Republican leadership is facing a lot of pressure to elect a speaker quickly and to unite the party.
It is unclear how the Republican leadership will resolve the current impasse. It is possible that Jordan will eventually be elected speaker, but it is also possible that the party will choose another candidate. The outcome of the speaker's race will have a major impact on the direction of the Republican Party and the future of the House of Representatives.
To learn more about read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
The House of Representatives is heading into yet another day without a speaker, and likely another day of votes amid Republican infighting and a failure to rally enough support — twice over — for Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., announced the next votes in the House would take place no earlier than 12:00 p.m. Thursday.
That’s when Jordan, R-Ohio, intends to hold a third round vote on the floor for speaker.
A Jordan spokesman doubled down Wednesday night, saying they have all intentions of going for a third round vote.
Republicans nominated Jordan to be the next House speaker, but he needs support from 217 members.
All House Democrats and 22 Republicans voted against Jordan's bid for speaker on Wednesday. That's two more GOP lawmakers voting against him than on Tuesday. All Democrats voted for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
But Jordan allies insist that is not a sign of a failed speaker campaign.
"Don’t lose faith if [Jordan] loses a few votes on the second ballot. I’m committed to voting as many times as we must to get Jim elected as Speaker, as long as he is putting his name forward," Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., wrote on X. "If that means we vote all night, then buckle up cause we will vote all night!"