Kevin McCarthy Vows To Stay In Race For Speaker Despite Losing Multiple Rounds Of Voting

Kevin McCarthy is vowing to stay in the race for Speaker of the House, but at this point that looks like a losing proposition.

The question has been put up to a vote more than half a dozen times and McCarthy has lost every time.

How much longer is this going to go on?

Breitbart News reports:

Kevin McCarthy Vows to Stay in Speakership Race

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Thursday vowed to remain in the speakership race despite failing to secure enough support during multiple rounds of voting.

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When CNN asked him when he would realize he is short of the needed votes to become speaker, McCarthy replied, “After I win.”

McCarthy also addressed the gridlock on the House floor. Twenty House conservatives have opposed him through every round of voting for three days.

“It’s all going to be this way until an agreement comes,” McCarthy defiantly said:

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For McCarthy to win the speakership vote, he must convince 16 Republicans to back him. His margin of error is four votes if all Democrats show up and vote on the House floor.

McCarthy has tried to negotiate with conservatives. He conceded more than 15 requests from the conservative holdouts to become speaker, though his critics claim some of the concessions are not enforceable.

Should he step aside? Some people think so.

The opposition doesn’t seem like it’s about to change its mind.


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