The House Republican conference removed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as their nominee for speaker of the House on a secret ballot vote behind closed doors on Friday.
The news came hours after Jordan lost the vote for speaker on a third ballot by a bigger margin than he lost the first and second round, signaling opposition to his candidacy was growing among Republicans.
Following Jim Jordan’s ouster, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla) the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, announced he will run for speaker of the House. It is unclear if other members will throw their hat in the ring.
Republican lawmakers said they would hold a candidate forum on Monday and a secret ballot election for a new speaker nominee Tuesday.