The second vote is on the way in the US House and McCarthy already lost the chance to be Speaker after 79 votes.
The winning Republican can only afford to lose 5 votes!
McCarthy already lost 6… and now 7!
Republican ‘rebels’ are coalescing around Jim Jordan.
And GAETZ, who initially voted for Biggs for speaker, now nominates JORDAN.
Confirms what @AnnieGrayerCNN @mkraju & me first reported about the McCarthy opposition coalescing around Jordan on the 2nd ballot.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 3, 2023
Jim Jordan just nominated Kevin McCarthy for Speaker on the 2nd ballot.
“We need to rally around him” Jordan said of McCarthy.
Meanwhile, the 19 GOP lawmakers who voted against McCarthy are considering coalescing around Jordan (Jordan has said he doesn’t want that)
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) January 3, 2023
JUST IN: The vote for House speaker will go to a second ballot for the first time in 100 years as Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy suffers a humiliating defeat on the first ballot https://t.co/MWxkIps4fb
— CNN (@CNN) January 3, 2023
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