THINGS GET WEIRD(ER): Jim Jordan Out, Byron Donalds In

SARASOTA, FL - JULY 03: U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) speaks during a rally on July 3, 2021 in Sarasota, Florida. Co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida, the rally marks Trump's further support of the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of his administration. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The House Freedom Caucus will nominate Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., for House speaker during Wednesday’s votes, two sources tell Fox News Digital.
  • A spokesperson for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s office, R-Colo., confirmed to Fox News Digital that Donalds will be the pick of the caucus as they dig in against GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
  • McCarthy can only lose four votes in order to secure the speakership. Twenty Republicans, including Donalds, voted for Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio over the caucus leader on Tuesday.

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