East Texas congressman among 20 Republicans who didn’t vote for Jim Jordan as Speaker
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KLTV) - An East Texas congressman is one of the 20 Republicans responsible for preventing Rep. Jim Jordan from becoming the next Speaker of the House.
Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX-6), whose district includes the counties of Anderson and Cherokee, voted for Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA). The 19 other Republicans voted for candidates such as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.). All other East Texas representatives, including Nathaniel Moran (R-TX-1), Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Pat Fallon (R-TX-4), Lance Gooden (R-TX-5) and Brian Babin (R-TX-32), voted for Jordan.
While Jordan failed to win the Speaker position in the first ballot, further ballots are expected to be voted on soon.
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