GOP deadlocked over House speaker vote

News January 4, 2023 News
GOP deadlocked over House speaker vote

From CNN | Politics by Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Mike Hayes, Maureen Chowdhury and Elise Hammond, CNN

The stalemate over electing a speaker of the House continues, with GOP leader Kevin McCarthy losing again in a fourth round of voting. He has now been nominated for a fifth time.

McCarthy failed to garner enough votes to win the House speakership Tuesday after three rounds of voting.

A nominee needs 218 votes, but the number required could change if members withhold their votes. The House can't kick off the new Congress or swear in new members until a speaker is elected.

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