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Wed Oct 11, 2023, 07:02 PM Oct 2023

Why Republican Steve Scalise is not House Speaker yet (BBC) [View all]

By Bernd Debusmann Jr & Anthony Zurcher
BBC News, Washington

Republicans have picked Steve Scalise as their choice to be the new Speaker of the House of Representatives after a secret vote.

He beat the other candidate, Jim Jordan, 113 votes to 99, in a closed-door meeting at the US Capitol.


There will now be a vote of the full House where a simple majority of votes, 217, is required to win the job.

The chamber is now in recess as Mr Scalise scrambles to find enough votes in his party.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67060856


Story indicates that Boebert, MTG and others won't vote for Scalise. Do we see another 15 round dogfight coming?
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