Republican infighting roils Congress as midterms fallout continues

News November 16, 2022 News
Republican infighting roils Congress as midterms fallout continues

From The Washington Post | Politics by Liz Goodwin, Amy B Wang, Marianna Sotomayor, Jacqueline Alemany and Leigh Ann Caldwell

Republicans in both chambers of Congress mounted challenges to their leaders Tuesday as disappointment over their lackluster performance in the midterm elections manifested in infighting and instability at the Capitol.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) won his party’s nomination for speaker Tuesday afternoon with 188 votes from the GOP caucus — well past the simple majority needed for victory. But 31 lawmakers voted for a challenger, presenting a steep obstacle for McCarthy come January, when he will need 218 votes to win the speakership when the 118th Congress convenes.

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