Hardline Republican Jim Jordan Plans Second Bid for House Speaker
He failed to get the votes needed to capture the seat earlier this week
Outspoken conservative Jim Jordan (R-OH) planned to take a second shot at the top job in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, while some fellow Republicans began to explore other options with the chamber in its 16th day without a leader.
The House is due to hold a second vote to fill the vacant speaker's chair when it convenes at 11 a.m. ET, giving Jordan another chance to win the needed 217 votes.
Jordan came up short in an initial vote on Tuesday as 20 of his fellow Republicans and all 212 Democrats voted against him. Some of his Republican critics predicted that opposition could increase by five to 10 Republicans in a second ballot.
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