The little-known Louisianan, who won on the first ballot, rallied objections to 2020 election certification, won Trump’s hedged support and has a solidly conservative voting record.
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For many Americans, the Republican dysfunction that has ground business in the U.S. House to a halt as two wars rage abroad and a budget crisis looms at home is feeding into a longer-term pessimism about the country’s core institutions.
The new House Speaker worked behind the scenes after the 2020 election to boost Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in office through a long-shot court challenge
The Louisiana Republican is best known for leading an effort to vote against certifying the results of the 2020 election—not because of fraud but on arcane legal grounds.