It’s Day 20 with no House speaker, and lower-level names seek Trump’s support and race for the gavel

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., leaves the Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Staff members bring in food before Republicans meet on Monday to decide who to nominate to be the new House speaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — On Day 20 without a House speaker, Republicans found themselves starting over Monday — bumbling ahead with few ideas about who will lead, what they are fighting over and when they will get Congress working again.