Rep. Kevin McCarthy Secures House Speakership

Rep. Kevin McCarthy has been elected as speaker of the Home after a historic fifteen rounds of voting over 4 days.

McCarthy, who beforehand served because the Home Minority Chief, gained the speakership place with 216 votes. The Republican Celebration narrowly controls the Home with 222 to the Democrats’ 213.

Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., nominated McCarthy and Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., nominated Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. within the 14th spherical of voting. Jeffries gained 212 votes.

Republicans Andy Biggs of Arizona, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Eli Crane of Arizona, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Bob Good of North Carolina, and Matt Rosendale of Montana voted “current.”

15 Republicans modified their votes in McCarthy’s favor on Friday: Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Anna Paulina Luna of Florida, Chip Roy of Texas, Victoria Spartz of Indiana, Byron Donalds of Florida, Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma, Keith Self of Texas, Michael Cloud of Texas, Mary Miller of Illinois, Andy Ogles of Tennessee, Paul Gosar of Arizona, and Andy Harris of Maryland.

Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana gained the Home Majority Chief place, Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota gained the Home Majority Whip place, and Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York was re-elected to the Home convention chair place in November.

Home Democrats nominated Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York for the speaker of the Home place in each spherical.

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