Scalise Nominated For Speaker, Heads To Floor Vote – Trump News 2024

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GOP Rep Steve Scalise was nominated by House Republicans to be the next Speaker of the House.

Scalise won the vote 113-99 over Jim Jordan.

It now heads to the House floor for a vote.

The Hill reported:

House Republicans on Wednesday nominated Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) to be the next Speaker, sending his candidacy to the House floor following Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) stunning ouster last week, multiple lawmakers told The Hill.

Scalise secured the nomination 113-99 in a closed-door GOP conference meeting, defeating House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in a close race that did not have a clear front-runner heading into the internal vote.

Scalise will now take his candidacy to the House floor, where he will be up against House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), who Democrats nominated for Speaker on Tuesday night.

The floor fight could get messy. Candidates need the support of a majority of the chamber to take control of the gavel and Republicans hold a razor-thin majority. McCarthy required 15 rounds of voting to secure the gavel.

Multiple Republicans say they will still vote for Jim Jordan.

Axios reported:

Multiple Republicans left the vote on Wednesday saying they’ll still vote for Jordan, setting up the prospect of Scalise failing to secure the speakership on a first ballot.

“I’m voting for Jordan,” said Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio.)
“I’m voting for Jim Jordan on the floor,” said Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).
Scalise will need 217 Republicans to back him on the floor if every Democrat votes.


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