Watch outside US Capitol as Republicans vote to nominate next House speaker after Kevin McCarthy ousting

Oliver Browning
Wednesday 11 October 2023 12:34 EDT

View of the US Capitol as the House of Representatives prepared to vote behind closed doors to nominate a candidate to succeed ousted Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House.

The first vote to decide on a replacement took place on Wednesday 11 October, with questions growing as to whether any candidate has enough support to take the gavel.

Republicans held their internal vote to select the party’s nominee for speaker at 9am ET.

However, nobody was voted in yet after the House went through a staggering 15 votes in January before Mr McCarthy finally surpassed the threshold.

Mr McCarthy urged his allies not to nominate him for the role again and has also refused to endorse either of the two candidates - Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan.

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