On Tuesday, Trump-endorsed Kevin McCarthy failed three times to win the vote for US Speaker of the House.
This was the first time in 100 years that Speakership was not decided in the first vote.
The voting continued on Wednesday and McCarthy failed to win in the 4th vote.
20 GOP lawmakers voted for Florida Rep. Byron Donalds in the 4th round.
The House voted for a fifth time Wednesday afternoon and McCarthy failed again!
Things got heated on the House floor ahead of the vote.
There is a LOT of animated pointing and gesturing happening on the House floor ahead of the fifth Speaker vote. pic.twitter.com/zdkrbuC6uK
— The Recount (@therecount) January 4, 2023
McCarthy lost this round.
Here is the moment when Kevin McCarthy lost the fifth Speaker of the House vote. pic.twitter.com/x7XR9bUfUG
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 4, 2023
Kevin McCarthy has now lost votes since Tuesday and since President Trump’s endorsement.
Rep. Victoria Spartz has voted present in the last two rounds.