House GOP Scrambles to Find Speaker Nominee after Scalise Drops Out
They are currently holding a closed door session to pick their latest leader
On Friday afternoon, House Republicans are holding a closed-door vote between two nominees for speaker: Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Austin Scott (Ga.).
The conference is scrambling to find a nominee after Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) dropped out of the race Thursday night as he struggled to round up the necessary 217 votes to get elected by the full chamber.
It remains unclear when a vote for speaker could take place on the House floor.
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