Rep. Jim Jordan was nominated Friday afternoon for House Speaker mere hours after Georgia’s Austin Scott announced as a candidate. The question now is “does he have enough votes on the floor to get elected?”

Details here Republicans pick Trump ally Jim Jordan as nominee for House speaker – SRN News


It’s Austin Scott of Tifton who announced Friday he’s running for the top position.

Scott represents the 8th district which includes central and south-central Georgia.

But the 9th District’s Andrew Clyde Friday reiterated his support for Ohio’s Jim Jordan.

“We need a fearless fighter. We need an effective leader. We need a principled conservative. We need Speaker Jim Jordan!” the Jackson County Republican declared on X, formerly known as Twitter.

For his part, Scott has kept a relatively low profile since being elected to Congress in 2010, focusing on military and agricultural issues. “If we as Republicans are going to be the majority, we have to do the right things the right way. And we’re not doing that right now,” he told reporters on Friday.

Republicans are meeting to decide on a new nominee after Majority Leader Steve Scalise pulled out of the race Thursday night.  

Click here for the latest: US House Republicans speaker fight: Who’s in, who’s out? – SRN News

(Georgia News Network and SRN News contributed to this story.)