Update on the Speaker of the House race in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.(KMIT)- Representative Jim Jordan is expected to try a third vote to become House speaker, but opposition is only deepening. The U.S. House has been without a speaker since Kevin McCarthy’s removal on October 3rd and has been unable to do any business during that time.  Representative Dusty Johnson is not happy with how the process has transpired.

He says ousted House Speaker McCarthy was getting important work done in Congress.

Johnson says a speaker needs to be chosen soon.

One idea was to give the interim speaker pro tempore, Representative Patrick McHenry, more powers to at least bring the House back into session to conduct business. Jordan supported it, but it was swiftly rejected by his own allies.  Jordan failed once again to obtain the 217 votes needed to get Speaker of the House.