U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) applauds alongside fellow lawmakers as the House of Representatives holds an election for a new Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol on October 25, 2023 in Washington, DC. After a contentious nominating period that has seen four candidates over a three-week period, the House GOP conference selected Johnson as their most recent nominee to succeed former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
by Sophia Flores
October 25, 2023
The House has voted for Representative Mike Johnson to become the next Speaker of the House.
On Wednesday, in a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives voted for Johnson (R-La.) to fill the vacant speaker role.
Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was removed from his position after a historic vote on October 3rd. The House has been without a speaker for 22 days.
After a variety of nominees from the Republican party, Johnson won the party’s nomination late on Tuesday night. Prior to him winning the role, Steve Scalise (R-La.) was nominated. However, he dropped out before he was voted on by the House.
Later, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) won the party’s nomination and was voted on three times in the House. Yet, with each round of voting, he garnered less support from members of this party.
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