Jordan will speak to reporters two hours before the third round of speaker voting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The Ohio Republican has lost the speakership vote twice this week, losing the votes of 20 Republicans in the first round and 22 Republicans in the second.
The speaker designate told members on Thursday that he would back the plan to expand Rep. Patrick McHenry’s (R-NC) interim speaker until Jan. 3.
However, the plan fell apart after members of the House Freedom Caucus, of which he is a founding member, dismissed the proposal because it would need Democratic support which would lead to a “coalition government,” they claim.
The press conference will begin at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Friday morning.