The nomination came after three previous nominees failed to garner sufficient support from fellow party members, making Mike Johnson the second nominee on Tuesday and the fourth Republican nominee overall (after Steve Scalise, Jim Jordan and Tom Emmer). BBC Based on file.
The voting process took place in three rounds, on Tuesday evening, during which a new person was nominated for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives after he replaced Kevin McCarthy last October 3, and he is therefore unable to legislate. In an earlier poll on Tuesday, Johnson placed second behind Tom Emmer, but…
The Minnesota representative withdrew after former President Donald Trump publicly opposed his nomination.
Mike Johnson’s nomination was announced by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. According to him, in the final round of voting, Johnson received 128 votes, while Florida Congressman Byron Donald ranked second with 29 votes. Mike Johnson must now get enough votes to win the presidency.
Given that Republicans only have a small majority in the House of Representatives in Congress against Democrats, our candidate can only afford to lose a few votes from his camp in order to be elected. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the appointment Wednesday afternoon.