Posted BY: Jim Hoft
Kevin McCarthy lost the third vote for House Speaker on Tuesday.
The winning Republican can only afford to lose four votes! He must reach 218 votes to win the Speakership.
McCarthy already lost 13… and it’s not even halfway over.
Republican ‘rebels’ have coalesced around Jim Jordan.
And GAETZ, who initially voted for Biggs for speaker, now nominates JORDAN.— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 3, 2023
Confirms what @AnnieGrayerCNN @mkraju & me first reported about the McCarthy opposition coalescing around Jordan on the 2nd ballot.
Jim Jordan picked up 20 votes.
Here is the live feed from CSPAN.
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House adjourned until noon tomorrow.