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McCarthy wins GOP vote for Speakership
handily over right-wing challenge

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 11/15/2022 3:15:56 PM

House Republicans nominated Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) to be Speaker in a closed-door conference meeting on Tuesday after he faced a last-minute protest challenge from Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), a former chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. McCarthy won easily, 188 to 31, in the internal conference meeting. But in the eyes of Biggs and his supporters, the goal was merely to demonstrate that McCarthy lacks the support to seize the gavel when the full House meets to choose the Speaker early next year. The 31 votes opposing McCarthy easily met that threshold, raising immediate questions

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak 11/15/2022 3:18:09 PM (No. 1334097)
Meaning we get more of the same.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Moritz55 11/15/2022 3:21:02 PM (No. 1334099)
[deep sigh]
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rich323 11/15/2022 3:21:42 PM (No. 1334100)
The new MAGA winners are not there yet.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: winmag 11/15/2022 3:24:34 PM (No. 1334103)
The stupid party strikes again.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Buzzman 11/15/2022 3:26:28 PM (No. 1334105)
Didn't vote in the midterms because of McConnell and McCarthy. First time in 50 years I didn't vote. Won't be voting for Republicans in 2024 either and don't keep telling me that I just need to keep trying. I'm done.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gina 11/15/2022 3:27:31 PM (No. 1334108)
The vote was closed door. That means they know we don't want McCarthy of California. I think I'll start calling him McCarthy of California. Someone needs to leak the names of those who voted for him.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter 11/15/2022 3:31:22 PM (No. 1334111)
Of course he was put in there as Speaker. He has been getting ready for months, new 10K suits, coiffed by the best, lost weight and more tanning bed time. He has been trained by the donors and the will of member’s constituents be damned.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mifla 11/15/2022 3:32:55 PM (No. 1334112)
In a related story, Pelosi, Schumer, Biden and Cheny laughed their asses off.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 11/15/2022 3:33:11 PM (No. 1334113)
Need the names of the socialists that VOTED FOR HIM. PERIOD!!!! We must put an end to this .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gina 11/15/2022 3:33:19 PM (No. 1334114)
Actually, I think I start calling him Deep state McCarthy of California.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: GoodDeal 11/15/2022 3:34:59 PM (No. 1334115)
The Evil Twin McC's will be running things. McCarthy and McConnell. The new face of the GOPe. They will make sure the democrats get everything they want and more, too, as Mitch once said, to prove we can govern in a bipartisan manner. Kevin will be Mitch's margarita boy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 11/15/2022 3:35:15 PM (No. 1334116)
Hey we'll get em in '24!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: thekidsmom66 11/15/2022 3:37:51 PM (No. 1334122)
Gee, I'm shocked we're back to the same old same old.... /s
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/15/2022 3:38:10 PM (No. 1334123)
I knew it was a foregone conclusion when MTG said this morning on Infowars that she was voting wholeheartedly for McCarthy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mushroom 11/15/2022 3:38:43 PM (No. 1334125)
"Same as it ever was, same as it ever was "- David Byrne
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Skinnydip 11/15/2022 3:42:43 PM (No. 1334129)
A new star is born - on Fox News.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rich323 11/15/2022 3:51:58 PM (No. 1334140)
Next they have to verbally vote on house floor and justify verbally why they support Speaker candidate X. It’s way from over . Read the rules.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: felixcat 11/15/2022 3:52:48 PM (No. 1334141)
Proud of my current* Congressman, Bob Good, for clearly explaining his opposition to McCarthy. If available, watch his appearance yesterday on the Sean Spicer show last night. Seems okay for the Dems to totally ignore their moderates but the Republicans can't be moderate enough. * - I was re-districted out of Good's district and am stuck in VA-10 - Rep Jennifer Wexton(D). Hopefully Hung Cao will run again in 2024.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman 11/15/2022 4:20:55 PM (No. 1334181)
Maybe if we're lucky every Republican in his district will stay home when he's up for reelection. Maybe he'll get reelected anyway. Then we'll know the establishment is in on the "Fix".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 11/15/2022 4:26:28 PM (No. 1334189)
Uniparty, still in control.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Venturer 11/15/2022 4:26:40 PM (No. 1334190)
They haven't actually won the election yet and already they have let me down.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 11/15/2022 5:40:57 PM (No. 1334241)
Nothing new there.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MissMann 11/15/2022 9:41:45 PM (No. 1334378)
I feel like we're living in Vichy America. What are we going to do to get our country back?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy 11/15/2022 9:48:06 PM (No. 1334383)
Handily over right wing challenge…come on Hill .,republicans are right wing!!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: anniebc 11/15/2022 10:22:59 PM (No. 1334403)
How much did MTG's stock go down today? That didn't take long. Still playing the game old-fashioned style. I'm done. Call me when it's time to do some dragging.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: broken01 11/16/2022 9:20:32 AM (No. 1334706)
So, the other part of the Republican Dynamic Dou of Dithering Dull Disaster gets set in Kevin McCarthy. He who has already said that he won't even consider impeaching the worst president ever selected. They will be stinking right out of the gate with that corrupt coward in power.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Gina 11/16/2022 2:59:18 PM (No. 1335112)
I for one will not give a penny to the RNC. Hoping they call me again so I can tell them why.
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