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Scalise Wins Secret Ballot for Speaker

John Gizzi By Wednesday, 11 October 2023 12:22 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The House GOP conference finished its secret ballot Wednesday afternoon, making House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., the nominee to replace ousted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Scalise won the nomination over House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on a 113-99 vote, with eight voting for other candidates and three voting present.Scalise, who was elected to the House in 2007 , was chairman of the Republican Study Committee before being selected for leadership in 2014.

Scalise previously sustained near-fatal injuries after being shot at a congressional baseball practice in in 2017.

The House Conference also rejected a motion to require 217 Republican votes for a candidate before the ballot goes to the House floor.

Under GOP rules, the conference is now expected to support the winner of the secret ballot.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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