Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has lost the first round of voting in his bid for Speaker of the House, with three Republicans among Texas’ delegation voting against him.
Jordan was nominated by the Republican Caucus late last week.
On the first round of voting, however, he failed to clench the gavel with 20 Republicans casting votes for other candidates.
Among those were U.S. Reps. Jake Ellzey, Tony Gonzales, and Kay Granger from Texas.
Ellzey cast his vote for U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia. Gonzales and Granger, meanwhile, voted for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise.
Neither Garcia or Scalise were nominated for the position, and both voted for Jordan.
Additional rounds of voting are expected. Speaker Kevin McCarthy was elected on the fifteenth round of voting in January.