Political and Legislative

House Republicans Drop Jim Jordan as House Speaker Nominee After He Loses 3rd Vote

House Republicans voted to drop Rep. Jim Jordan as their nominee for speaker after he failed to win a majority three times this week, sending the party back to the drawing board and leaving the House leaderless for at least three more days.

The House Republican Conference gathered for a closed-door meeting Friday afternoon, where they voted by secret ballot on whether Jordan should remain the nominee. Eighty-six members said Jordan should stay in the race, and 112 said he shouldn’t, according to lawmakers who were in the room.

“I thought it was important that we all know [and] get an answer to the question if they wanted me to continue in that role,” Jordan said after the meeting. “So we put the question to them. They made a different decision.”

Read the source article at CBS News

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