Republicans in Congress are having a difficult time picking a Speaker of the House.
Now that the GOP has the majority in the House of Representatives, it’s basically up to them to pick a new Speaker of the House. But the new majority can’t seem to arrive at a consensus big enough to install a new Speaker.
The presumptive Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, of California, just (as of 5:55 p.m. Thursday) just lost a 10th vote among House members. He’s failing to get the 218 votes required in the House to be named Speaker.
The reason? Members of his own party’s Freedom Caucus don’t want McCarthy to be Speaker. His membership in the World Economic Forum and its Great Reset – the “conspiracy” that’s definitely not a conspiracy because there’s even a book about it – may be one of the reasons they don’t want him speaking for them.
Rep. Meuser Backing Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House
But that’s not Rep. Dan Meuser, PA-9, who represents Schuylkill County in Congress.
Meuser appeared on Newsmax Thursday afternoon to say, “I’m going to be with Kevin McCarthy.
“I do hope that many are starting to see that the plan is in place. The terms have been agreed to. We have a plan to actually unite us, make us strong, make us better,” he said during his latest Newsmax appearance.
Meuser went on to tell the rebellious members of the Freedom Caucus, “It’s time to check your egos at the door and get the job done.”
Trump for Speaker?
In the 10th vote for Speaker on Thursday, however, the Republicans didn’t “get the job done” and they’ll need at least an 11th vote to decide on a Speaker of the House.
McCarthy got just 200 of the necessary 218 to secure the coveted Speaker role. Rep. Byron Donalds, FL-19, picked up 13 votes, and Rep. Kevin Hern, OK-1, got 7 votes.
Earlier in the day, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz actually cast a vote for President Donald Trump.
That vote prompted the former President to post this hilarious picture on Truth Social:
Yes, that’s technically possible since the US Constitution doesn’t actually require that a Speaker of the House be a Member of said House. No Speaker of the House in US history has come from outside the House, however.
You can watch the voting live here: