Representative Jordan Again Falls Short in Vote for House Speaker

Twenty-five members of his party did not vote for him. 

Despite an impassioned nomination speech by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio failed to secure the votes needed to grant him the speakership. 

Ahead of the Friday vote, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York spoke in opposition to Congressman Jordan. Congressman Jeffries, who was nominated to be Speaker by the minority party, received the votes of all members of his party in the House. 

Those who oppose Representative Jordan have claimed they are unwilling to change their minds, yet Representative Jordan has not indicated that he will drop out of the race. 

Party members are meeting behind closed doors, seeking consensus on what comes next. 

Speaker pro tempore, Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, did not receive the needed votes to act as an interim speaker through January 3, although he said he remains willing to do so if formally authorized. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they deliberate whom to support for Speaker of the House.
  • For representatives in the majority to recognize and value the need for unity and come together.
  • For the Lord to accomplish His purposes through the process of selecting a House Speaker.

Sources: NBC News, Washington Examiner, Politico


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