House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) could see his bid to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives thrown into further chaos after he lost his first attempt to secure the 217 House votes needed to take the gavel.

Jordan lost his first House vote on Tuesday after 20 House Republicans voted against the Ohio lawmaker. Jordan’s bid to become the next speaker could become more difficult, with latest reports now suggesting that House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) is attempting to undermine Jordan’s efforts.

According to CNN’s Annie Grayer, Scalise would not commit to helping Jordan secure the 17 outstanding votes needed to secure House speaker. Grayer, in an X social media post, claimed that sources told her that Jordan and Scalise had a meeting where the Ohio lawmaker asked for Scalise’ help following Tuesday’s speaker vote. Scalise, who voted for Jordan, would not commit to helping Jordan.

“Before the first vote, Jordan asked Scalise to give him a nominating speech on the House floor and a source tells CNN Scalise wouldn’t commit to doing so,” Grayer wrote in another X post. “Scalise voted for Jordan on floor. When Scalise was the Speaker elect, Jordan offered to give Scalise a nominating speech.”

The 20 House Republicans who voted against Jordan include Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY), Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-NE), Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Rep. John James (R-MI), Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX), Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY), Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) and Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY).

Following his Tuesday failure to secure the gavel, Jordan sent out a message calling for unity.

“We must stop attacking each other and come together,” Jordan said. There’s too much at stake. Let’s get back to working on the crisis at the southern border, inflation, and helping Israel.”