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Jordan holdouts get death threats over gavel fight, GOP speaker nominee condemns

Several House Republicans who are not voting in favor of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan’s speaker bid said they have received death threats over their votes.

GOP Reps. Marianette Miller-Meeks of Iowa and Nick LaLota of New York said they have received death threats after not voting for Jordan’s speakership bid.

Jordan’s office has denounced the death threats, with spokesperson Russell Dye calling the actions “abhorrent” and having “no place in a civil discourse.”

Wednesday’s vote saw Jordan lose some supporters in his failed second bid for the speaker’s gavel, culminating in the House dispersing that night.

Scalise said the next votes in the House would take place no earlier than 12:00 p.m. ET Thursday.

Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman contributed reporting.

Houston Keene is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.  Story tips can be sent to Houston.Keene@Fox.com and on Twitter: @HoustonKeene 

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