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McCarthy Loses Fourth Vote for Speaker

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/4/2023 2:02:51 PM

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday failed to win the House speakership in a fourth vote. The House resumed voting on Wednesday afternoon after adjourning the night before at the conclusion of three failed attempts at electing a speaker. Representative Chip Roy (R., Texas) nominated Representative Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) during the fourth vote, pulling 20 much needed votes away from McCarthy. Representative Victoria Spartz (R., Ind.) voted “present,” moving away from her support of McCarthy in the previous ballots.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/4/2023 2:12:00 PM (No. 1370760)
Gaetz, Roy, Boebert and 17 others are doing what needs to be done in congress for the first time in decades. Challenging the uniparty! The people are with you!!!! Greene basically said, McCarthy gave you money to get elected, and now you owe him your vote. That is precisely how Pelosi got her power.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob 1/4/2023 2:22:18 PM (No. 1370772)
I'm with Gaetz and group I want McCarthy gone lose if you must, to the democrats we are there already but stand your ground. Make him moved out of the Speaker office he didn't earn anything. McCarthy can end this if he withdraws. FJM
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac 1/4/2023 3:16:14 PM (No. 1370808)
It's time for McCarthy to drop out.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/4/2023 4:01:21 PM (No. 1370831)
And Kev has lost the fifth and sixth votes, too. Time to move on Kev?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 1/4/2023 5:12:54 PM (No. 1370865)
The adamance with which McCarthy is refusing to bend on any demands of the Freedom caucus indicated what kind of a Speaker he intends to be. It’s in his hands.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Citoyen 1/4/2023 5:54:09 PM (No. 1370899)
Has anyone explained the path forward to take to get Donalds elected Speaker? I didn't think so. There is none.
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