Jordan fails to win House speakership in second vote

When asked if it is still possible for the House GOP conference to coalesce around Jim Jordan’s bid for House speaker, House Rules Chair Tom Cole told CNN “we’ll wait and see.”

“First of all, it’s his decision as to whether this proceeds. I mean, you know, different people have different points of view,” Cole said.

This is not a resounding endorsement from Cole on Jordan, who just an hour ago was praising him in an endorsement speech on the floor. 

“I am very proud, very proud to place a nomination, the name of our good friend, my good friend, our Republican candidate for speaker, the honorable Jim Jordan of Ohio,” Cole said in his speech, adding that Jordan has the “character” and “spine” needed to be speaker.


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