Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) suffered another embarrassing defeat in his bid for the House speakership on Wednesday as 22 Republicans voted against him on the second ballot, up from 20 on the first ballot Tuesday.
199 House Republicans backed Jordan, 18 votes short of the 217 needed to be elected speaker. All 212 Democrats in the House voted for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan supported other candidates including House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), former speakers Kevin McCarthy and John Boehner, former Reps. Lee Zeldin (NY) and Candice Miller (MI).
These are the 22 House Republicans who voted against Jordan:
- Rep. Don Bacon (NE) voted for McCarthy
- Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL.) voted for Rep. Byron Donalds
- Rep. Ken Buck (CO) voted for Rep. Tom Emmer
- Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR) voted for McCarthy
- Rep. Anthony D’Eposito (NY) voted for Zeldin
- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. Jake Ellzey (TX.) voted for Rep. Mike Garcia
- Rep. Drew Ferguson (Ga.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY) voted for Zeldin
- Rep. Carlos Gimenenz (FL) voted for McCarthy
- Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. Kay Granger of (TX.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. John James (MI.) voted for Miller
- Rep. Jen Kiggans (Va.) voted for McCarthy
- Rep. Mike Kelly (PA.) voted for Boehner
- Rep. Nick LaLota (NY) voted for Zeldin
- Rep. Mike Lawler of (NY) voted for McCarthy
- Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA) voted for Rep. Kay Granger
- Rep. John Rutherford (FL.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. Mike Simpson (ID.) voted for Scalise
- Rep. Pete Stauber (MN.) voted for Rep. Bruce Westerman
- Rep. Steve Womack (AR.) voted for Scalise
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) who voted for McCarthy on the first ballot switched his vote to Jordan on the second ballot. Rep Victoria Spartz (IN.), also switched her vote to Jordan in the second round.
On the other hand, Reps. Buchanan, Ferguson, Miller-Meeks and Stauber, who supported Jordan on the first ballot, switched their votes in the second round.
Despite losing support, Jordan has signaled that he will continue to fight for the gavel. The next vote is scheduled for Thursday.