Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


McCarthy loses fourth ballot in House Speaker bid despite Trump plea for unity

U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gets a pat on the back from one of his House colleagues prior to a fourth round of voting for a new House Speaker on the second day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 4, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

McCarthy lost his fourth bid for the speakership, falling well short of the 218 votes he needs for the post and no closer than he came on Tuesday.

The California congressman saw 20 of his fellow Republicans vote for Rep. Byron Donalds — the same number of GOP votes garnered by Jim Jordan in the third round of voting on Tuesday. He also lost one congressperson who voted for him on Tuesday — Rep. Victoria Spartz, who changed her vote to “present” on Wednesday.

In the first two rounds Tuesday, 19 Republicans voted for other candidates.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The lack of movement came despite negotiations Tuesday night and an early morning social media post from former President Donald Trump urging Republicans to back McCarthy.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday she is prepared to fill the vacancy left in the wake of the expulsion of George...


Rep. Max Miller, a GOP freshman from Ohio, accused Rep. George Santos of stealing money from him and his mother, and attacked Speaker Mike...


GOP Rep. George Santos has become the sixth member to be expelled from the US House, and is the first member to be ousted...


GOP Rep. George Santos told CNN after the House voted to expel him that “it’s over.” “The House spoke that’s their vote. They just...

Copyright © 2018-2023 The African Press