The House has completed a third ballot for Speaker with Jim Jordan again falling short of the requisite votes needed to be elected Speaker (194 votes for Jordan and 210 votes for Jeffries). Four Members were absent (Reps. Vicente Gonzales (D-TX), Wesley Hunt (R-TX), Donald Payne (D-NJ), and Derrick Van Orden (R-WI)). In total, 25 House Republicans voted for a candidate other than Jim Jordan with three Republicans who supported Jordan on the first two ballots voting against him on the third (Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Thomas Kean, and Marc Molinaro).
The House has recessed subject to the call of the Chair and House Republicans are expected to meet in Conference at 1:00 pm this afternoon to discuss the path forward. We will keep you updated.