Twenty House Republicans voted against Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on the first floor vote Tuesday, blocking his path to obtaining the 217 necessary votes to win the speakership.
A second floor vote is expected later Tuesday.
Jordan received 200 votes. Six were cast for former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was ousted exactly two weeks ago. Seven Republicans voted for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., who pulled his name from the running last week when he couldn’t reach the number.
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