UPDATE: Georgia Rep. Austin Scott not selected as favorite for Speaker of the House

Rep. Austin Scott

UPDATE: U.S. Representative Austin Scott did not win the nomination for Speaker of the House of Representative.  House GOP selected Ohio Representative Jim Jordan.

Representative Scott released a statement Friday afternoon in support of Rep. Jordan.

I highly respect Jim Jordan. He is an asset to the Republican Party and our nominee for Speaker,” Scott said. “Our conference has spoken, and now we must unite behind Jordan so we can get Congress back to work.”

This doesn’t mean Jordan will be the next speaker, he still needs majority of the votes on the House floor.

That vote might not happen until next week.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — U.S. Representative Austin Scott filed to run to be the new Speaker of the House of Representatives Friday morning.

Representative Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th congressional district, is looking to be the new Speaker after the previous one, Kevin McCarthy of California, was ousted earlier in October.

Scott had this to say in reference to his bid for speaker:

“I have filed to be the Speaker of the House. We are in Washington to legislate, and I want to lead a House that functions in the best interest of the American people,”

Scott represents several counties in the 41NBC coverage area in Middle Georgia and parts of South Georgia.

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