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Here Are the 20 Republicans Who Voted Against Jim Jordan for Speaker

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was unable to get the necessary 217 votes on the floor of the House of Representatives to be elected House speaker on the first ballot, meaning another ballot will be necessary to vote on the lower chamber’s first speaker.

The Ohio Republican said prior to the vote that he would do “whatever it takes to get a speaker,” even if it meant multiple ballots on Tuesday.

All Democrats voted for House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) but did not reach a majority of the 432 votes on the floor.

Jordan, who received 200 votes while Jeffries received 212 on the first ballot, can only lose three GOP votes on the House floor (due to an absence in the GOP conference) to be elected House speaker.

Here are the 20 Republicans who voted against Jordan for House speaker:

  • Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) — voted for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) — voted for Tom Emmer (R-MN)
  • Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR) — voted for McCarthy
  • Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) — voted for former New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) — voted for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX) — voted for Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA)
  • Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) — voted for Zeldin
  • Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) — voted for McCarthy
  • Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA) — voted for McCarthy
  • Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) — voted for Zeldin
  • Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) — voted for McCarthy
  • Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) — voted for Scalise
  • Rep. John James (R-MI) — voted for Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) — voted for McCarthy
  • Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) — voted for Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

The House of Representatives has been without its constitutionally mandated leader for two weeks since McCarthy was ousted in a historic vote that saw eight Republicans join all Democrats in removing the House speaker.

Jordan is the second nominee Republicans have named since McCarthy’s ouster, as House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) initially received the nomination from the conference but bowed out after it became evident he would not get to 217 GOP votes.

A spokesman for Jim Jordan says to expect at least one more ballot for House speaker later today.

“The House needs a speaker as soon as possible,” Russell Dye said in a statement. “Expect another round of votes today. It’s time for Republicans to come together.”

There is no current guidance on when a second vote may take place. The House remains in recess.

  • Sue says:

    Why cant the cant the republicans stick together like the demorats?????????????. Forget your disagreements and stop acting like children and be what the people sent you to Washington to be a voice for the American people and act like ADULTS.

  • William G Munson says:

    if these Republicans let a Democrat get in then they should be Footed for Congress & senate and Impeached too

  • Wes says:

    Herein lie the problem with the Republicans. They just can’t agree on anything nor be united. While they continue to not take their role seriously the Democrats are continuing to destroy America!

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