Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to secure the votes to be elected House Speaker on the second ballot Wednesday.
The final vote was 212 for House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), 199 for Jordan, seven for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and five for former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Opposition to Jordan’s nomination for Speaker increased to 22, up from 20 on the first ballot Tuesday.
The House went into recess after the vote, but it is unclear what Republicans will do next.
Some members of their conference are reportedly weighing an option to empower Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) who has been serving as interim speaker since Rep. Kevin McCarthy ( R-Calif.) was removed two weeks ago.