GOP Attempts to Elect Jim Jordan , As Speaker of the House.
Since Kevin McCarthy's ousting as House speaker two weeks ago.
Republicans have been fighting among themselves about who should fill the position.
Trump ally Rep.
Jim Jordan has emerged as a main contender, but a handful of Republicans are refusing to vote for him, citing his extreme views, AP reports.
However, Jordan has already convinced "dozens of detractors" to support him amid public pressure to fill the seat, AP reports.
House Republicans will put it to a vote on Oct.
Trump reiterated his support for Jordan.
Jim Jordan will be a great speaker.
I think he’s going to have the votes soon, if not today over the next day or two, Donald Trump, via statement.
Jordan needs to receive 217 votes to become speaker, which means nearly the full majority of his party needs to back him.
Democrats are slated to back Hakeem Jeffries for the job.
All House business has been suspended until a speaker is appointed