Musical chairs are abound among GOP House members having thrown their hats into the ring to become the GOP nominee for House Speaker, whom in the past have been shut down, shut out, and voted out so far as U.S. House of Representative’s GOP nominee over the last three weeks as the world is on the brink of World War III.
Now, Congressman Mike Johnson (LA) has emerged.
Louisiana Republican Congressman Mike Johnson on Tuesday won the latest Republican conference vote to become the party's latest House Speaker nominee.
That makes Johnson the fourth Congressman to be elevated for the Speaker’s gavel.
Johnson emerged on the third round of voting behind closed doors late Tuesday earning 128 votes.
He has won against Congressmen Byron Donald (FLA) Mark Green(TN), Roger Williams (TX), Chuck Fleischmann (TN), and Elise Stefanik (NY).
Earlier on Tuesday, Johnson placed second against House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, who later dropped out the race within hours because enough GOP members came forward and told Emmer that they would not vote for him during a House floor vote.
Emmer dropped out after he won the nomination for Speaker nominee.
He dropped out after former President Donald Trump announced his opposition to an Emmer’s speakership nomination.
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