McCarthy Falters In Quest To Become Speaker

  • Votes will continue for however many days it takes until a speaker is elected.
  • Until then, House members cannot be sworn in, holding up any legislative business and committee assignments in the 118th Congress, per Axios.
  • Though McCarthy remains defiant in his quest to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as speaker, one of his most high profile backers, former President Donald Trump, refused to say during a Tuesday evening interview whether he still supports McCarthy’s faltering bid.
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