McCarthy Loses Third Speaker Vote
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy failed to lock down the votes needed for speaker after twenty of his GOP colleagues voted against him as the House concluded voting for a third round on Tuesday.
The final tally was 212 votes for Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, 202 votes for McCarthy and 20 votes for GOP Rep. Jim Jordan.
GOP Rep. Tom Cole called for the House to adjourn until noon Wednesday following the vote.
Most Democrats supported the motion to adjourn, so the House stands adjourned.
After the vote, Jordan said he does not want the job and voted for McCarthy.
The final vote was 212 votes for Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, 202 votes for McCarthy and 20 votes for GOP Rep. Jim Jordan.
Jordan has said he does not want the job and nominated McCarthy in the second round.
These are the 20 Republicans who voted against McCarthy on the third ballot:
Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Dan Bishop
Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Josh Brecheen
Rep. Michael Cloud
Rep. Andrew Clyde
Rep. Eli Crane
Rep. Byron Donalds
Rep. Matt Gaetz
Rep. Bob Good
Rep. Paul Gosar
Rep. Andy Harris
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna
Rep. Mary Miller
Rep. Andy Ogles
Rep. Scott Perry
Rep. Matt Rosendale
Rep. Chip Roy
Rep. Keith Self
This is the first time in over a century that a House Speaker was not elected on the day of the vote.
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