Republican Rep. Jim Jordan known as on his occasion to “rally round” Rep. Kevin McCarthy who did not obtain a majority of the vote for Home speaker on the primary poll.
Six GOP lawmakers voted for Jordan for Home speaker, drawing some votes away from McCarthy.
Now, there’s a second spherical of voting – and Jordan is a candidate after he was nominated by Rep. Matt Gaetz.
The 19 complete Republicans who voted in opposition to McCarthy within the first poll are contemplating all voting for Jordan on the second poll, sources inform CNN.
“I believe Kevin McCarthy is the best man for us to guide us,” Jordan mentioned, nominating McCarthy.
“I like his struggle, I like his tenacity,” he added, saying, “We have to rally round him”
The Ohio lawmaker mentioned the variations amongst Republicans “pale compared” to the variations the occasion has “between us and the left.”
“So we had higher come collectively” and struggle, he mentioned, naming a number of GOP agenda objects together with legislative priorities and oversight.
Members can vote for anybody, they usually can protest by skipping the vote or voting “current.” If sufficient individuals skip the vote or vote “current,” the variety of votes required for a majority can drop under 218.
CNN’s Annie Grayer, Melanie Zanona and Manu Raju contributed reporting to this publish.