The situation is poltically fluid….
But the report is his staff IS moving into the Speakers Office already…..
It is widely known among GOP lawmakers that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will not secure the necessary 218 Republican votes on the first ballot, said Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.). None of the lawmakers who oppose McCarthy have indicated that they are planning to vote differently.
“I don’t feel that either side is yielding at all, which means we’re gonna go to the floor,” Womack told The Post Tuesday. “And I expect there to be a brokered conference and that we will fail to elect the speaker on the first ballot.”
“I think that is the prevailing wisdom in the room,” Womack added after a closed-door GOP conference session. “And we will have to see how it moves from there.”
The veteran lawmaker suggested that the process has become so emotionally charged with threats and name-calling that he’s uncertain that terms could be reached that could actually get enough Republicans on the same page quickly.
“It’s frankly disturbing to me as a member of Congress that we have this division,” Womack said. “And it will be up to us to fix it.”
“We have to get our act together or else we’ll face plant in the early part of the Congress, and my fear is that it will frame some of the 2024 election issues,” he added….
As the voting goes?
The threshold for McCarthy could drop down to even the Democratic majority level of 212 with abstain’s and present votes……….
Update….1:40 PM EST…..
Jeffries 204 votes….
McCarthy 191 votes
Biggs. 10 votes
Vote in….Jefferies ahead…McCathy 15 out…Worst then McCarthy lost to Pelosi
Jefferies THE DEMOCRAT ahead…
McCathy the Republican 15 out…
Worst then McCarthy lost to Pelosi
Jim Jordan is trying to work a McCarthy win among the Conservatives ….
Welcome to Day one of the GOPer Show
(Jefferies vote corrected)
There are probably going to vote again and maybe even AGAIN…..
I STILL feel the spot IS McCarthy’s…..
A Black Democrat from Brooklyn just ‘won’ the first vote of the GOP majority House of Reps.
Casey J. Wooten
19 against, McCarthy has lots of work to do
Anna Paulina Luna
A small number of anti-McCarthy R’s voting present/abstaining (instead of voting for someone by name) will help him by lowering the threshold to win, since they don’t count as official votes. But if all 212 Dems vote Jeffries and 11+ R’s vote present/abstain, then Jeffries wins.
Jim Jordan plans to nominate Kevin McCarthy in second ballot, per multiple sources. Also the 19 Rs who voted against McCarthy are considering all voting for Jordan in second ballot, sources tell
and me. Six voted for Jordan in first round
Second vote coming…..
Jordan points to Democrats as the bad guys….
Trying to deflect
House Speaker elecrion results:
Hakeem Jeffries (D) 48.8%
Kevin McCarthy (R) 46.8%
With no candidate achieving a majority, the race will now go on to a runoff in Georgia
Jordan jawboning FOR McCarthy….
Jeffries name put up…..
Jim Jordan name up….
(People do NOT KNOW Jordan’s history that the media will probably bring up sometime later)
The second vote begins
They could end up with Jeffries
Don’t look good this time either
No sloppy seconds
Jordan voted for McCarthy….
First round Speaker House vote
Final 2nd vote?
Final 2nd Vote Total
Media is beating up on the 19 House crazies
McCarthy vows to keep voting
Democrats gotta be happy
We’re in the Third vote for Speaker and it looks like McCarhy’s opponent’s ain’t bending
BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy has failed again to secure the votes to be speaker, losing on a *third ballot. 20 Republicans voted for someone other than McCarthy (the first two votes saw 19 defections).
House Republicans are now trying to take a time out.,. Adjournment to work things out?