House GOP grasps for answers to speaker vacuum

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2023
From The Center
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

House Republicans huddled for more than two hours Thursday but walked away without a game plan for electing a new speaker, as members voiced growing frustration and anger with their inability to govern.

One day after nominating Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana by secret ballot, members of both sides of the fractious Republican conference said they saw no path to finding a candidate who could win a majority vote in the closely divided House, assuming united Democratic opposition.

“We don’t see the light at the end of that tunnel,”...

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