Jim Jordan loses leader position to McCarthy

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Most of the other leadership races were uncontested and decided on a voice vote.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, ran unopposed for Republican conference chair, which was formerly held by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

"We have such huge momentum with the Trump economy.we absolutely can not let the Democrats in the House stop that momentum and turn us around", she said."We'll fight every day to get our majority back". Joni Ernst, who, as Republican Conference Vice-Chair, is the first woman to serve in her party's elected leadership since 2010.

McCarthy defeated Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in the two-way race during a closed-door vote Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Jordan of OH said the GOP suffered in the midterm elections because party leaders did not fulfill campaign promises.

Unlike the 218 votes needed to become Speaker, McCarthy only needed to secure a simple majority of votes from his Republican colleagues to become minority leader, according to a TheHill news daily report.

"My belief is House Republicans exceeded expectations", Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas told The Washington Times before the vote.

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"I'm just one of the number of people who heard the message of voters loud and clear this year that they want change", said Rep. Kathleen Rice, who is among the nine current lawmakers openly opposing Pelosi's candidacy. Jordan called for House Republicans to fight with the same "intensity" as President Donald Trump on his priorities.

The leadership election comes as incoming freshmen lawmakers are in town for orientation.

Republicans lost the control of the House for the first time in eight years but remains the majority in the Senate during the midterm elections held last week.

In his race for minority leader, McCarthy positioned himself as a close ally of Trump.

With the spectacle of a divided Congress imminent, McConnell heralded his party's increased majority in the Senate, but reiterated that he would try and find common ground with the Democrats. "I'll work to see that we uphold the Senate as a check on the executive and judicial branches of government, including our constitutional authority to provide advice and consent".

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