Conservative activist Jim Jordan is going to run for president of the United States again.

House of Representatives on Wednesday, as the body enters its sixteenth day without a leader due to persistent Republican infighting.

When the House reconvenes at 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT), a second vote to fill the speaker's seat is scheduled, providing Jordan another opportunity to receive the necessary 217 votes.

Jordan was defeated in the first round of voting on Tuesday, as all 212 Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against him.

Republicans who control the chamber have so far been unable to unite behind a speaker candidate since a small faction of them ousted Kevin McCarthy on Oct. 3.

Congress had given itself more than two weeks to fund the government past November 17, when a stopgap spending bill runs out, but this has left them unable to respond to crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

It's unclear how Jordan, a close ally of the late President Donald Trump, would perform in a rematch.

Representative Doug LaMalfa, one of the Republicans who voted against him on Tuesday, declared that he would support Jordan if given the opportunity to vote again.

Jordan's opponent, Representative Ken Buck, estimated that five to ten more Republicans would turn against him.

If Jordan does not receive support, other Republican opponents might surface, but Jordan's backers claimed it was too soon to think about other possibilities.

With a razor-thin 221-212 majority in the House, Republicans can only afford four votes of defection on contentious issues.

Representative Thomas Massie, a Republican, told reporters, "He's the only viable candidate we have."

Meanwhile, Democrats are pushing for a bipartisan agreement that may give Republican Representative Patrick McHenry—who is serving as temporary speaker—more authority.

Jordan was a "significant player" in Trump's attempts to reverse his loss in the 2020 election, according to a committee inquiry.

He has spearheaded investigations into Democratic President Joe Biden's administration in his capacity as leader of the House Judiciary Committee,