Kevin McCarthy Comes Up Short On Votes For Speaker – For A Second Day

Republicans tried for a second day to vote for Speaker of the House and it didn’t work out as planned.

Kevin McCarthy came up short on votes in three more separate votes.

The GOP is in a state of chaos over this. The conservative holdouts who oppose McCarthy are sticking to their guns.

FOX News reports:

House adjourns without electing a speaker after McCarthy loses sixth ballot

The House adjourned Wednesday after it failed for a sixth time to elect a speaker — continuing a feud between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and 20 opponents within his own party.

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The chamber first adjourned until 8 p.m. ET Wednesday following unsuccessful negotiation efforts from McCarthy to secure a majority of votes needed to win the speaker’s gavel. After gaveling in at 8:00 p.m., the majority of lawmakers voted immediately to reconvene Thursday at noon.

The fourth, fifth and sixth failed ballots Wednesday came hours after former President Donald Trump broke his silence on the speakership debate as he reiterated his endorsement of McCarthy.

The House failed on three votes for speaker Tuesday, then adjourned. The first two votes Tuesday included 19 votes for candidates besides McCarthy, which became 20 after Rep.-elect Byron Donalds flipped to the anti-McCarthy side in the third vote.

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McCarthy’s opponents then nominated Donalds, R-Fla., for speaker Wednesday, who received the same 20 votes in the fourth ballot — successfully delaying McCarthy’s bid for speaker again. Donalds was again nominated as a candidate on the fifth and sixths ballots and received the same 20 votes.

This is getting a little ridiculous.

How is the GOP going to solve this problem?


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