McCarthy falls behind in 10th speakership vote

California Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to win the speakership by 11 votes this week as more than a dozen Republicans repeatedly voted against him. McCarthy was absent by three votes on Tuesday, three votes on Wednesday and five votes on Thursday.

Billionaire business tycoon Elon Musk meant on Thursday that “Kevin McCarthy should be speaker”. He later added another tweet“Subtle, but I’m beginning to suspect opinions differ on this matter… If not McCarthy, then who seriously?”

Former President Donald Trump has urged Republicans to support McCarthy, but Matt Gaetz, one of the GOP supporters against McCarthy, has called Trump’s support for the man “the worst personnel decision President Trump has ever made.” Gaetz tuned that Trump will be speaker of the House of Representatives on some votes on Thursday.

Lauren Boebert, who also voted against McCarthy, recommended on Wednesday that Trump should ask McCarthy to withdraw from the dispute.

Gaetz has said that the standoff will only end when McCarthy either “takes a bow” or dons a “straitjacket with a set of rules,” leaving the Speaker of the House not much “discretionary power.” Gaetz stated that “we don’t trust Kevin McCarthy”. He also said he will not vote for McCarthy.

When Fox News Digital When Arizona Republican Andy Biggs’ office asked what McCarthy could do to secure Biggs’ support, Biggs’ rep replied, “Nothing.”

With the first two Voices Earlier this week, 19 Republicans voted against McCarthy. Florida’s Byron Donalds voted for McCarthy in the first two rounds, but turned on the third vote and has been voting against McCarthy ever since — in many votes Donalds and others have voted for Donalds to be Speaker of the House.

Indiana’s Victoria Spartz voted for McCarthy the first three times but has been present ever since. The Democrats have backed Hakeem Jeffries of New York on every vote. McCarthy falls behind in 10th speakership vote

Laura Coffey

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