Mike Johnson Becomes Speaker of the House of Representatives

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The United States House of Representatives has voted in Congressman Mike Johnson of Louisiana as speaker.

Johnson, a Republican, was chosen during a closed-door meeting of Republicans on Tuesday evening, and the House voted on his speakership Wednesday afternoon.

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer of Minnesota had won the Republican speaker nomination Tuesday morning, but around 26 House Republicans voted against him during the closed-door roll call vote, and Emmer dropped out of the speaker’s race on Tuesday after former President Donald Trump warned Republicans not to support him, saying he is “totally out-of-touch with Republican voters.”

Republicans also previously underwent three rounds of voting on Jim Jordan of Ohio for speaker. Jordan lost all three rounds, and on Friday afternoon, House Republicans voted to remove him as the nominee.

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had won the speaker position in January after 15 rounds of voting. The House ousted him from his leadership position on Oct. 3.

Majority Leader Steve Scalise had won the Republican conference vote for the speaker nomination over Jordan in early October, but he dropped out after a flurry of Republicans said they would not vote for him.

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