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It took fifteen times for Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to finally get across the procedural finish line and procure enough votes to become the 118th Speaker of the House of Representatives.
After the fourteenth failed vote due to a faction of GOP rebels thwarting his bid, Kevin McCarthy and nemesis Matt Gaetz had a dramatic showdown on the House floor.
Gaetz had voted “present,” leaving McCarthy just one vote away from taking the Speaker’s gavel.McCarthy could be seen making a passionate last-minute appeal to Gaetz as the votes were being counted. Kevin McCarthy confronts Matt Gaetz during 14th House Speaker vote. #118thCongress […]