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Texas Republicans oppose a temporary speaker as U.S. House struggles to find leadership

The move would let the House act on legislation amid the Israel-Hamas war and other priorities, but several Texans recoiled at the idea, saying it would hand power to Democrats and break trust with supporters.

Speaker of the House Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry, R-NC, presides prior to a second round of voting to elect a new Speaker of the House on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 18, 2023.

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