House Republicans have selected Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as their nominee for speaker a week after Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was ousted from the position.
Scalise, the House Majority Leader, defeated House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) 113-99 during a closed door GOP conference meeting Wednesday.
However, it does not appear that Scalise has the votes to win the speakership in a full vote on the House floor. That requires a majority of the chamber, which is currently 217 votes.
Despite Scalise winning the GOP conference vote, several lawmakers say they still plan to support Jordan on the House floor including Reps. Lauren Boebert and Max Miller, according to NBC News.
At least one lawmaker, Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla. said he plans to vote for McCarthy.