Analysis: What Will Be the Deciding Factors for House Speaker Selection?

Kevin Hogan
By Kevin Hogan
October 5, 2023NTD Good Morning

With Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) having vacated the speakership, the members of the House must now choose a successor. But what will the deciding factors be in the face-off between top contenders Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)? What other candidates might step forward? Who will get the centrist GOP vote, and who can bring the group of 8 back into the fold? And what happens if a candidate cannot be agreed upon?

NTD is joined by Bart Marcois, a former career foreign service officer and an international election observer. He offers his analysis of the battle to be the next Speaker of the House.

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