House Speaker Vote Could Take Days!

  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters the vote to elect a new House speaker could last for days just moments after the Republican leader failed to garner enough support to clinch the speakership during the first round of roll call votes on Tuesday.
  • Nineteen Republicans voted against McCarthy on the roll call vote, bringing him far below the 218 majority threshold needed to secure the speaker’s gavel as party defectors threw their support behind other conservative lawmakers.
  • The House will continue to go through roll call votes until a lawmaker garners the majority of the chamber, which could take hours, or days, to complete.
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