McCarthy’s House speaker bid in 3rd day of GOP stalemate: live updates

January 5, 2023 ☼ mccarthygophousestupid

Source: The Washington Post (Link)

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s ninth failed vote for speaker ensures the House will surpass the number of ballots cast a century ago. McCarthy has offered fresh concessions as he and his allies negotiate with GOP defectors who have denied him a majority vote in the chamber. The compromises, however, have failed to move his foes, sending him to defeat on a third day of voting.

No other business in the House can proceed without a speaker. The last time a speaker election took more than one ballot was in 1923, when Speaker Frederick Gillett (R-Mass.) was reelected on the ninth ballot.

This is just plain idiotic.