McCarthy Fails In Seventh Speaker Vote; Gaetz Votes Trump

  • Across three days of speaker votes, Democrats voted as a bloc to support Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) with 212 votes. Meanwhile, McCarthy only earned as many as 203 votes despite Republicans holding the majority.
  • In the first vote on Thursday, McCarthy earned 201 votes. That is the same number he got all day Wednesday.
  • Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), who voted for McCarthy on Tuesday, stuck to her Wednesday trend of voting “present.”
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