Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling on his colleagues to unite just hours after failing to secure enough votes for the Speakership on Tuesday.
“We must stop attacking each other and come together. There’s too much at stake. Let’s get back to working on the crisis at the southern border, inflation, and helping Israel,” Jordan wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
Jordan only clinched 200 votes on his first ballot effort Tuesday afternoon, falling well short of the necessary 217 votes to become speaker. The House is now scheduled to hold a second Speakership vote at 11 a.m. on Wednesday as Jordan looks to shore up support among the GOP conference.
Despite losing 20 GOP votes in the first round of voting, Jordan still expressed confidence after the vote. It’s unclear whether enough Republicans will back him in the second ballot slated for Wednesday morning.