On Tuesday, Trump-endorsed Kevin McCarthy failed three times to win the vote for US Speaker of the House. It was the first time in 100 years that Speakership was not decided in the first vote.
20 Republicans voted for Rep. Jim Jordan in the 3rd round.
This was despite the fact that President Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy again on Wednesday morning and urged Republicans to vote for him.
President Trump’s endorsement did not help Kevin McCarthy.
20 Republicans voted for Rep. Byron Donalds in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds.
Rep. Matt Gaetz voted for Donald John Trump this morning in the 7th round. 19 Republicans voted for Rep. Byron Donalds.
Every single conservative who voted against McCarthy in the first 3 rounds voted against him in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds.
McCarthy has now lost for the seventh time.
The actions of these 20 principled conservatives who refuse to support Kevin McCarthy is infuriating to the Uniparty, lobbyists, and GOP elites.
Here are the 20 hold-out Republicans.
The winning Republican can only afford to lose four votes! He must reach 218 votes to win the Speakership. And the GOP holds a narrow 222 to 212 majority in the chamber.
The 7th Vote was started at noon on Thursday – No Speaker.
The 8th Vote was held on Thursday afternoon – No Speaker.
The 9th vote was held on Thursday afternoon – No Speaker.
And now the 10th vote was held on Thursday afternoon – No Speaker.
This hasn’t happened since 1859.
The House immediately moved on to the 11th round of voting.
It’s time for McCarthy to withdraw:
Watch the 11th vote live via Badlands Media: