After six ballots, Republicans were still unable to pick a speaker, but sentiment in Congress seemed to be on Democrat Rep. Sarah Jacobs.
She tweeted a photo of herself holding her baby, writing, “I feel like my toddler is running the house today.”
It’s been nearly 48 hours since Kevin McCarthy was first nominated by his party, but rebels in his party, known as “Taliban 20,” have said President Joe Biden is “embarrassed” on the world stage. and.
Republicans debated in the House, where Rep. Cat Camack accused Democrats of drinking during the poll as they struggled to find a solution to the stalemate.
McCarthy failed to secure the 218 votes needed to officially wrest the gavel from Nancy Pelosi in each of the six rounds, which were dominated by infighting and turmoil.
After the sixth round of voting failed, the House was postponed until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night to try again.
Rep. Cat Camack said it was clear Democrats were enjoying the Republican split.
Colorado agitator Republican Lauren Boebert has urged Donald Trump to call McCarthy and tell him to back out as he has nominated Florida’s Byron Donald as an alternate candidate.
While pitching McCarthy’s candidacy for the sixth House Speaker, Rep. Cat Camack said it was clear that Democrats were enjoying the division in the Republican Party with “popcorn, blankets and alcohol” brought to the ballot.
Republicans in Florida acknowledged “Groundhog Day” sentiment on the House floor when they nominated McCarthy as Speaker of the House on the sixth ballot.
“They want us to fight each other — which is manifested by the popcorn, the blankets, and the alcohol that comes in there,” Kamak said.
Democrats were outraged by the remark and yelled at the House Clerk to remove it from the record.
“If! If the Democrats shot McCarthy every time he lost a Republican, we would be unconscious by now.
The Democrat posted a photo on Twitter of the can of popcorn he brought to the cloakroom as confusion spread among his colleagues on the other side of the aisle. He lost 21 votes out of votes. He can only lose 4 to win the speaker’s bid.
Twenty Republicans voted for Republican Rep. Byron Donalds
As the vote dragged on, the chamber became turbulent. Later in Camac’s speech, she asked her colleague, “Are we Reagan’s party?” The Democrats yelled back, “No!”
Anti-McCarthy Rep. Scott Perry then took the mic and nominated Rep. Byron Donald as chairman. “This is not a matter of character!” he insisted on Democrat laughter.
He noted that the first black congressman was a Republican, and the Republican Party was Lincoln’s party, with Democrats “nominating who!
California Democrat Rep. Sarah Jacobs tweeted with a photo of the baby on the floor of the House. “Today, I feel like a toddler is running the House of Representatives,” she said.
Rep. Lauren Boebert says her “favorite president,” Donald Trump, has called Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to tell him the House can nominate a California Republican as Speaker despite five ballots. After that, he said he should tell them, “It’s time to withdraw.”
A Republican in Colorado pointed out that Trump called McCarthy’s opposition and told them to change their vote.
“I think it should actually be the other way around. The president needs to tell Kevin McCarthy that you don’t have the right to vote and it’s time to back off.
In the fourth ballot, McCarthy lost another vote, with 20 Republicans voting against him and one in attendance. .
Boebert nominated Donald of Florida to hold the chairman’s gavel with the fifth vote.
All Democrats voted Democratic Party Leader Hakeem Jeffries has anti-McCarthy Republicans united behind Donald.
A majority vote is needed for McCarthy to become Speaker of the House, but he does not yet have multiple votes. McCarthy received 201 votes.
Twenty Republicans voted for Donald, including Florida Republicans themselves. Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz switched her vote from McCarthy to “present.”
In a statement, she said she had switched the vote to attendance because she wanted the meeting to step back and deliberate.
A Republican from Indiana said, “Until enough votes are gathered and it stops wasting everyone’s time, it must be considered further as a Republican meeting.
Spartz said he “continues to endorse” McCarthy and did not respond to reporters’ questions about whether he should endorse the new candidate.
The stinging loss came after Trump issued a last-minute warning to Truth Social, begging Republicans not to fail to vote for Speaker McCarthy and turn a “big win” into an “embarrassing defeat.”
A Colorado Republican noted that Trump called McCarthy’s opposition and told them to change their votes. I have no right to vote and I need to tell them it’s time to step down,” she said.
The House appears poised to vote against Republican leader Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker in the fourth ballot on Wednesday.
Rep. Chip Roy also received a standing ovation from Democrats when he nominated Donalds for chairman
Donalds told reporters he doesn’t even want to be a speaker – he thinks McCarthy needs to be re-evaluated.
“Not really, but I’m not here for leadership,” he said.
Donalds told DailyMail.com that he spoke with Trump this morning and didn’t heed the former president’s warnings.
“Members will decide this process. And it’s not disrespectful to President Trump. That’s the reality of the House,” he said. He said.
In the second and third ballots, the anti-McCarthy faction rallied behind Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who backed McCarthy, but now it appears his name has been dropped. On the first ballot, most voted for Congressman Andy Biggs.
Ahead of the vote, McCarthy’s loyal exile, Texas Congressman Chip Roy, was seen huddled with Jordan on the floor of the House.
Donalds voted himself in the race after voting for McCarthy in the first two rounds of voting. He said he realized there was a need.
Nineteen Republicans voted against California Republicans in the first two polls on Tuesday, and 20 voted against them in the third round. The House decided to adjourn after it became clear that no progress had been made.
Rep. Mike Gallagher nominated McCarthy as a staunch defender of the Republican leader, making several jokes about needing popcorn to get through the turmoil of the day. “Gallagher for Speaker!” shouted Rep. Matt Gates as Gallagher received a standing ovation during his speech.
Donald Trump played at a Palm Beach golf course Wednesday after putting his weight on incoming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
When Roy nominated Donalds to Congress, he received a standing ovation from Democrats as well, making him the first time in history two black candidates were nominated for Congress.
After the vote, McCarthy’s defender, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, launched another attack on the “rebel” faction of her party.
“We’re on day two and the same Never Kevin Group is now the third speaker candidate. People are starting to realize that there really isn’t a plan, and it’s a complete secret and never produces results. Trust the plan.” I’m tired of that.
Some have suggested that McCarthy’s allies will soon try to negotiate with Democrats as it becomes clear that the stalemate is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.
Even Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez suggested to MSNBC McCarthy that he could try to make a deal with the Democrats.
“If he chooses to approach the Democratic caucuses, that would itself be a negotiation for a potential coalition. But again, this is a very unprecedented time.” .
An empty speaker’s chair is pictured above because the House remains in a deadlock over who will sit there
An outraged McCarthy watches as he nearly loses the vote for the fourth chairman.
The AOC also questioned whether the deal would include the chairman of the Democratic Commission, reiterating in an Instagram post that McCarthy would need to start negotiations across the aisle to secure the vote. .
“If this goes on over and over and the Republicans don’t have a candidate for chairman, they have to give something.
If all Democrats voted for Jeffreys, McCarthy could only afford to lose four votes to Republicans to become chairman. But if many Democrats switched their votes to “now,” he could win with less than his 218 votes.
Rep. Mike Rogers of the McCarthy Alliance also suggested that the Republican leader may have to make a deal with the Democrats if the faction against him doesn’t give in soon.
“There’s a lot that’s beneficial to them in the minority,” Rogers said, “and I think many of us would be more palatable than dealing with some amendments and stuff like that.” There is a universe of negotiables, and it’s a real boulevard.
He likened the anti-McCarthy Republican faction to “terrorists.”
“You don’t negotiate with terrorists, whether they are Islamic terrorists or these people with guns who are basically political. We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” Rogers said.
Texas Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro didn’t seem too enthusiastic about the idea.
“I haven’t heard any offers or anything,” he told DailyMail.com. “I don’t know what they can offer to make Kevin McCarthy chairman.”
Rep. Ro Khanna told Fox News that he would consider voting for the “right Republican” with conditions including a debt ceiling and subpoena rights.
“I consider Brian Fitzpatrick, Mike Gallagher, who actually spoke eloquently on the floor, and David Joyce to be credible and proper Republicans, but two conditions must be met.
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