House Republicans set speaker election schedule

Posted on AllSides October 6th, 2023
From The Center
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The House GOP conference will hold its internal election for speaker Wednesday morning after a Tuesday evening “candidate forum,” according to a schedule distributed by Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik of New York.

On Monday night, the conference will also meet behind closed doors for a “member-only discussion.” Phones are to be checked at the door and staff aren’t allowed into the meeting, the invitation says.

The private discussions are being held after GOP conference members pushed back against the idea of a televised “joint interview” with the chief speaker...

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