Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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House Republicans have chosen Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., as the party’s new nominee for speaker after multiple rounds of voting.
The night began with five speaker candidates making their pitches to the conference before voting began. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., was the first candidate knocked out of the running, followed by Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, in the second round of voting.
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., dropped out after Williams was eliminated, and Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., was eliminated in the third round.
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., won multiple rounds of voting earlier in the day to become the party’s nominee before being forced to drop his bid in the face of staunch opposition from within the conference, as well as former President Donald Trump.
Fox News' Elizbeth Elkind and Houston Keene contributed to this report.