McCarthy Falls Short In 12th Round

Gains 14 more votes, but not enough for the win

  • Days of negotiating with 20 members of his party blocking him from becoming speaker of the House finally moved the vote count in Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) favor on the 12th ballot.
  • Fourteen members switched their vote to support McCarthy, changing their minds after the GOP leader offered a number of concessions to his detractors.
  • Reps. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Josh Brecheen (R-OK), Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Michael Cloud (R-TX), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Mary Miller (R-IL), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Scott Perry (R-PA), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, Chip Roy (R-TX), Keith Self (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Andy Ogles (R-TN) threw their support behind McCarthy after opposing him on the first 11 rounds.