House Remains Speakerless After Scalise Drops OutOctober 13, 2023
The House speaker race is back to square one after Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) withdrew himself from consideration on the floor. Leader Scalise’s decision came as more than a dozen House Republicans came out against his nomination, either in favor of Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), or someone […]
The House speaker race is back to square one after Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) withdrew himself from consideration on the floor.
- What’s next? The Conference has gaveled in for another round of internal speaker nominations this morning, at which point Chair Jordan is expected be nominated as a candidate. Other potential nominees that have been floated within GOP circles include House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), Republican Study Committee Chair Kevin Hern (R-OK), Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), as well as Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA), Tom Cole (R-OK), and Byron Donalds (R-FL). However, no one else has officially launched a bid as of this writing. Additionally, lawmakers are mulling the possibility of giving the current Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-NC) additional authority to bring legislation to the floor — something that could require cooperation with Democrats if some form of rules or legislative change is needed — as well as nominating him for the full-time position within the Conference.