On Tuesday, Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy failed three times to win the vote for US Speaker of the House. It was the first time in 100 years that Speakership was not decided in the first vote.
Kevin McCarthy lost the third vote for House Speaker on Tuesday afternoon, with 20 Republicans voting for Rep. Jim Jordan.
The winning Republican can only afford to lose four votes! He must reach 218 votes to win the Speakership. And the GOP holds a narrow 222 to 212 majority in the chamber.
On Wednesday morning McCarthy lost a 4th time! Then a fifth time. And then in the afternoon Kevin McCarthy lost a sixth time.
This was despite the fact that President Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday morning and urged Republicans to vote for McCarthy.
President Trump’s endorsement did not help Kevin McCarthy.
Donalds now has 11 votes (10 cast + Roy Chip), meaning McCarthy will once again fail to top the ballot and Democrat Hakeem Jeffries will win the most votes
— Stats for Lefties (@LeftieStats) January 4, 2023
Every single conservative who voted against McCarthy in 3rd round voted against McCarthy in 4th, 5th and 6th rounds!
Here is the live feed tonight from CSPAN.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 5, 2023
UPDATE: Tucker Carlson told his audience on Wednesday, around 8:20 PM, that there may have been a deal cut for McCarthy to be speaker. We will see.
UPDATE: The House voted to adjourn for the night. Kevin McCarthy DOES NOT HAVE THE VOTES… The floor was chaotic! The bill passed 216 to 214 with 4 Republicans voting with Democrats.
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