Will we get a speaker after 22 days without one?

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House Republicans voted late Tuesday night to select Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to be their latest nominee for speaker even as it remains unclear that any candidate can win enough votes to be elected on the House floor.

“Democracy is messy sometimes, but it is our system,” Johnson told reporters at a press conference after the vote. “We are going to restore your trust in what we do here, you’re going to see a new form of government and we’re going to move this quickly. This group here is ready to govern.”

Johnson said the full House will vote on his nomination at noon on Wednesday.

Members celebrated Johnson’s selection by inviting reporters into the room where GOP members had been meeting, and voting all day. Cheers rang out and members chanted “Mike” as reporters raised questions about Johnson’s viability on the House floor.

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