Backed by Alabama's Republican delegation, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to garner enough votes to win Speaker of the House of Representatives during the first round of voting Tuesday.

Twenty Republicans voted against Jordan, who received 200 votes compared to his main opponent House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries' (D-N.Y.) 212 votes, which included U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).

Sewell voted for Jeffries along with the rest of the House Democrats, having criticized Jordan for being a "MAGA extremist."

Other Republican lawmakers were eager to cast their vote for Jordan and get back to work.

The next vote is expected to take place Wednesday morning.

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