- After taking control of the gavel as the new House Speaker, California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy thanked his colleagues for their support and shared his vision for uniting the legislative body.
- Alluding to the protracted vote for speaker, he said, “You know – my father always told me: It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. And now we need to finish strong for the American people.”
- He closed his remarks by saying: “Our nation is worth fighting for. Our rights are worth fighting for. Our dreams are worth fighting for. Our future is worth fighting for.”
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