Republican Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia loses GOP's nomination for House speaker to Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio in a 124-81 vote.

 Scott drops out of the race and endorses Jordan following the vote.

 Scott announced his intention to run for speaker in a Friday post on X (formerly Twitter).

 Scott expresses his desire to lead a House that functions in the best interest of the American people.

Scott decided to run due to the belief that the conference needs to do the right thing in the right way.

Scott mentions lack of prior preparation for the speaker race and credits Rep. Frank Lucas for nominating him.

Scott criticizes the GOP's inability to elect a new speaker, describing it as making the party look unfavorable.

 Scott and Jordan were vying for the speaker's gavel after McCarthy's ousting and Scalise's withdrawal from the race.

Scott has been a vocal defender of McCarthy and criticized Republicans who voted to remove him as speaker.

Brief overview of Scott's background and political career, representing Georgia's 8th Congressional District and serving on key House committees.