BREAKING: KEVIN McCARTHY FAILS TO WIN SPEAKER IN 4th VOTE!
On Tuesday, Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy failed three times to win the vote for US Speaker of the House. It was the first time in 100 years that Speakership was not decided in the first vote.
Kevin McCarthy lost the third vote for House Speaker on Tuesday afternoon, with 20 Republicans voting for Rep. Jim Jordan.
The winning Republican can only afford to lose four votes! He must reach 218 votes to win the Speakership. And the GOP holds a narrow 222 to 212 majority in the chamber.
On Thursday morning McCarthy lost a 4th time!
McCarthy lost for the 4th time. Byron Donalds won 6 votes with less than 100 votes counted.
President Trump’s endorsement did not help Kevin McCarthy.
10 of the 20 previous rebels have now cast their votes, and they’ve all backed Donalds. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all 20 are solidly still anti-McCarthy.
— Stats for Lefties (@LeftieStats) January 4, 2023
Byron Donalds voted for Byron Donalds for Speaker.
Rep. Byron Donalds votes for himself for House speaker … pic.twitter.com/QuDYPz4opk
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 4, 2023
Every single conservative who voted against McCarthy in 3rd round voted against McCarthy in 4th round!
Here is the live vote from CSPAN.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 4, 2023