House Republicans Nominate Paul Ryan As Next Speaker, Expected To Take Office Thursday

House Republicans overwhelmingly voted for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to be the party’s nominee to be the next Speaker of the House in a vote Wednesday afternoon.

Ryan made quick work of his only active opponent for the job- Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) and is expected to face a full house vote tomorrow before taking office. (Ryan is expected to easily win the full house vote, considering his party has a solid majority.)

According to the Huffington Post, the final vote count among Republicans was 200 votes for Ryan, 43 votes for Webster, 1 vote for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN.) and 1 vote for Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

If he is elected tomorrow, Ryan will be the youngest Speaker of the House since the Civil War.

Cover Photo Credit: Tony Alter/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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