SHOCK! Rep. Byron Donald Switches Vote From McCarthy To Jordan; Will More Follow?

January 3, 2023   |   Tags:

As Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy struggles to get the necessary number of votes to win the gavel, Rep.-elect Byron Donalds, R-Fla., shocked the House on Tuesday by switching his vote for House Speaker from McCarthy to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. Donalds had voted for McCarthy on the previous two occasions, but after 19 Republicans defected, neither candidate received the required 218 votes, marking the first time in over a century that a majority nominee required further votes. In the first round, some dissident Republicans cast ballots for Andy Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, Jordan, Jim Banks, Lee Zeldin, a Republican