Rep.-elect Matt Gaetz nominated fellow House Republican Jim Jordan again for speaker on the 12th ballot Friday.
Mr. Jordan was seen chatting with other members when he was nominated and had no reaction. He shortly left the chamber amid Mr. Gaetz’s speech, which led to other Republican members walking out.
Illinois Rep.-elect Mike Bost briefly interrupted him and addressed the clerk, though most of his comments were inaudible.
Mr. Jordan has expressed no interest in the position of speaker, encouraging his colleagues to support Mr. McCarthy.
Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, subsequently nominated Oklahoma Rep.-elect Kevin Hern for speaker.
Mr. McCarthy needs 218 votes for the gavel.