OAN’s Sophia Flores
10:52 AM – Wednesday, 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.
Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) won the nomination after Jordan.
Soon after the announcement, 45th President Donald J. Trump took to his Truth Social social media account and bashed the representative by calling him a “Globalist RINO.” He also went on to say that Emmer was “out of touch with Republican voters.”
The Minnesota representative soon dropped out the race following the former presidents opposition.
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