Scalise to pitch to GOP holdouts as House speaker race remains uncertain

House Republicans are gathering behind closed doors on Thursday afternoon to hear from their speaker-elect, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., as he works to win over enough support for a chamber-wide vote.

Scalise won a majority of the GOP conference’s support during a closed-door vote to elect their new candidate for speaker on Wednesday.

But it quickly became clear that Scalise did not have the support needed to win a House-wide vote. With just a razor-thin majority, he can only afford to lose four GOP members to still clinch the gavel without Democratic support.

Scalise will make his case to

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