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The competition for the Speaker’s position is intensifying, with House Republicans entering a crucial phase this week.

On Tuesday, the House GOP will listen to pitches from its two official Speaker candidates: Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Judiciary Committee Head Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). So far, no clear favorite has emerged between them.

Adding a twist, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hinted at a possible return to the role on Monday. This comes amidst the backdrop of the House’s inaction following the recent unexpected attack by Hamas on Israel.

However, many within the GOP are not keen on McCarthy’s comeback. Both Jordan and Scalise don’t seem to have secured enough support for the upcoming private conference vote on Wednesday. This situation has left the House GOP in a quandary regarding the Speaker’s selection.

Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) commented on the situation, describing the GOP’s current state as scattered and lacking a unified direction. He mentioned that while discussions were polite during a recent conference meeting, there remains some resentment following McCarthy’s removal.

Womack further added, “Leading this conference is challenging. Many members value their independence and are reluctant to give up their individual voting rights. However, it’s essential for the group to work more cohesively.”

The task of selecting a new leader for the divided conference, especially with a slim House majority, was never expected to be straightforward. Many Republicans are anxiously watching the upcoming Nov. 17 deadline for government funding.