Two Republicans have formally launched their bid to succeed Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the Home: Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Their entry into the race for the presidency of Parliament comes at a time when the Home of Representatives continues to be in limbo. With out a everlasting president, a lot of the Council’s work can’t be achieved.
Jordan and Scalise have loads in widespread. They’re staunch conservatives who’ve been in Congress for greater than a decade and have risen to positions of energy inside the chamber, which has ready them for the presidency in several methods. Every lawmaker additionally weathered headline-grabbing scandals that threatened their political careers.
However in addition they diverge in notable methods. Jordan has a fame as a political flamethrower — launching assaults in opposition to Democrats and never afraid to disagree along with his social gathering’s management. However, Scalise is a veteran of the Republican Social gathering management, most lately serving as second-in-command to McCarthy.
Here is a take a look at every of the candidates formally vying for the position.