Support for Wickham's appointment extended across the aisle.

“Tom Wickham will continue in the fine tradition of John Sullivan,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a statement. 

“He’s an experienced parliamentarian who loves the institution that is the House. I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

This story was updated at 4:06 p.m.

Debbie Siegelbaum contributed.