House GOP hears from 9 candidates hoping to break Speaker stalemate: Live coverage newsbhunt


The House is heading into its third full week without a Speaker, and Republicans are back to square one.

Two Speaker nominees have dropped out of the race after it became clear they would be unable to get 217 votes on the House floor. Some lawmakers are expressing pessimism about anyone being able to get over that threshold.

But Republicans are set to try again. They will hold a Speaker forum Monday evening to hear from the nine candidates who filed to run for the position and hold an internal election on Tuesday.

The nine are: House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Pa.) and Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.).

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