House GOP Finally Picks a Speaker—Now Comes the Hard Part

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2023
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After nine days of chaos sparked by the sudden downfall of Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans have finally nominated a successor for the Speaker’s gavel: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), McCarthy’s longtime number two.

In a secret ballot vote held behind closed doors on Wednesday morning, 113 lawmakers chose Scalise, with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) earning 99 votes, a source familiar with the proceeding told The Daily Beast.

For the bitterly divided House GOP, however, a resolution to their leadership crisis is still far off.

To win the party’s nomination, Scalise simply...

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