Another vote is expected, although the timing of that is unclear.
Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican and Jordan ally who has resisted party leadership in the past, said the holdouts on the House speaker vote would now be put through a “meat grinder” of pressure.
He predicted they would cave and support Jordan by the end of the week after pressure from conservative voters who are being told to call member offices and close friends.
“I don’t think any of these 20 have the stomach for forcing that vote over and over,” Massie said.
That strategy has the potential to backfire.
Leading up to the vote, some Republicans were resentful of the pressure put on them by Jordan’s allies and complained they were being threatened with primary opponents if they didn't support him as speaker.
Former speaker, Kevin McCarthy, says he does not expected another vote on House speaker right away.
The House went into recess shortly Tuesday afternoon after Jordan lost the first round of voting.
McCarthy said the Republican conference would regroup and talk to the members who have “differences of opinion” on who the next House speaker should be.
He noted that Jordan's first round of balloting looked similar to his. McCarthy lost 19 votes back in January in his first election for speaker. Jordan lost 20.