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Republicans end weeks of gridlock as US House elects new speaker

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., stands to vote for himself for speaker, as House Republicans try to elect a speaker, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., stands to vote for himself for speaker, as House Republicans try to elect a speaker, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans finally rallied behind a new standard-bearer Wednesday as the US House of Representatives elected its 56th speaker — ending weeks of party infighting that paralyzed Congress in a period of international and domestic crisis.

Louisiana’s Mike Johnson, a staunch ally of Donald Trump and who spearheaded legal efforts to overturn the 2020 election, won unanimous support from his party to lead the lower chamber of Congress and draw a line under the chaos.

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