Newly-elected Nashville Representative Andy Ogles among House Republicans refusing to vote for Kevin McCarthy

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-03 23:53:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the first time since 1923, the United States House of Representatives is holding multiple votes to determine the Speaker of the House.

To become Speaker, 218 votes are necessary. Though the House is Republican-controlled, 19 GOP members split from their party majority to vote for Rep. Jim Jordan. Among these is newly-elected Nashville Rep. Andy Ogles.

Meanwhile, all 212 Democrats in the House voted in favor of Hakeem Jeffries.

After a second round of voting, McCarthy was still unable to pick up the more votes.

A third round of voting also proved inconclusive, with a fourth round set to take place Wednesday.

NewsChannel 5 political analyst Pat Nolan says the disagreement sets a controversial tone from the start.

"The biggest problem for the Republicans is, this is not the look they wanted to send out to the country the first day they're back in control of the house," Nolan said.

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