The failed bid of Rep. Jordan to become House speaker has laid bare the civil war between moderates and conservatives in the Republican party. Jordan, a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus, had hoped to unite the factions of the party and become the consensus choice to lead the House. However, his bid failed when he failed to win over the support of more moderate wings of the party. The civil war within the GOP is only getting more intense as the party struggles to pass its agenda, and Jordan’s failure only highlights the rift. It is unclear if and how Republican leaders can bring the party together in order to avoid defeat in upcoming elections.