Republicans Mike Johnson They elected a member of Congress as their nominee for Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Republicans have only a narrow majority over Democrats in the lower house of Congress, so their candidate can only get a few votes from them. since Kevin McCarthy
On October 3, he was removed as Speaker of the House, leaving the House leaderless and unable to legislate, he wrote BBC.
In an earlier poll on Tuesday, Mike Johnson came in second place Tom Emmer Successor, but the Minnesota state representative withdrew after former President Donald Trump publicly opposed his nomination. Johnson’s nomination in the end Elise StefanikThe Chairman of the House Republican Conference announced. According to Elise Stefanik, in the final round of voting, Johnson received 128 votes, while Johnson received 128 votes. Byron Donald The Florida congressman finished second with 29 votes.
However, it is not yet known whether Mike Johnson will get the 217 votes — a simple majority in the House — he needs to win the presidency. Mike Johnson’s nomination is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon.
Mike Johnson, a lawyer and former radio host, has served in the House of Representatives since 2016. In 2020, he was a key player in events against Joe Biden’s win.
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