Proposal for temporary Speaker polarizes Florida’s congressional delegation

Instead of hosting another vote to select a new Speaker, House Republicans may consider extending powers for the Speaker Pro Tempore. But that approach sparked polarized responses from Florida’s congressional delegation and may not make it out of conference.

U.S. Rep. Carlos Giménez, a Miami-Dade Republican, has called for a deal to leave U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry in charge and allow House business to move forward. It’s an approach he favored for days. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, after coming short in a Speaker vote over two votes in two days, reportedly supported just such an arrangement as the House went into

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