Although reports earlier Thursday indicated Jordan would withdraw a third ballot for House Speaker, the Ohio Republican remains steadfast to unify the party.

DEVELOPING: Jim Jordan Reportedly Will NOT Hold Third Ballot For House Speaker

Jordan confirmed he’s still running for House Speaker.

“I’m still running for Speaker and I plan to go to the floor and get the votes and win this race,” he said.

Jordan noted he wanted to speak with his 20 colleagues who voted against him on the House Floor.


Updated reports suggest a third vote may happen Thursday after Jordan speaks with the Republicans who voted against him.

Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman and journalist Nick Sortor both reported on the developments.

Multiple Republicans voiced their opposition to the resolution to make Patrick McHenry (R-NC) temporary House Speaker.

In related news, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters he had a chaotic exchange with Matt Gaetz behind closed doors.

“I was at the mic and I was speaking and Matt Gaetz tried to interrupt and I told him to sit down and he sat down,” McCarthy said.

“No, I told him to sit down. I think the entire conference screamed at him.”


Although it’s unclear who she referenced, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) said someone attempted to fight Gaetz in conference.

ABC News reports:

After House Republicans twice rejected Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker, it appears he will face a third floor vote — although the timing is not yet clear.

Thursday’s back-and-forth discussions about a third vote add to the latest chaos in the speakership battle.

Jordan, a conservative firebrand, staunch Donald Trump loyalist and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, received his party’s nomination last week after House Majority Leader Steve Scalise bowed out of the race.


The Ohio congressman now faces an uphill battle to secure the 217 votes he needs to win the gavel.

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