Crypto-friendly Emmer snags GOP Speaker nomination, at least for now 

Congressional crypto advocate Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn, has emerged as the GOP’s latest pick for Speaker of the House, but he still has an uphill battle ahead. 

Republicans landed on Emmer, who currently serves as the majority whip, after considering nine other party members Tuesday in an internal election. There could be a House floor vote as soon as this afternoon, but people familiar with the matter said that Emmer is losing support by the minute. 

Emmer will need 217 votes to get the gig, meaning a maximum of only four Republicans can go against him. In the internal vote, Emmer was down 26 Republicans.  

Former President Donald Trump seems to be leading the charge against Emmer…

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