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9 Republicans Slam McCarthy Before Speaker Vote


Nine conservative Republican House members released a letter Sunday night saying the concessions that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has made do not go far enough for them to back him as speaker, CNN reports.

From the letter: “Thus far, there continue to be missing specific commitments with respect to virtually every component of our entreaties, and thus, no means to measure whether promises are kept or broken.”

Wall Street Journal: “If a candidate doesn’t win a majority of House members voting and present on the first ballot, likely to be set at 218 votes, then another roll-call vote is taken. Both Mr. McCarthy’s supporters and opponents have indicated they think the vote could go to a second ballot, which hasn’t happened since 1923. That year, it took nine ballots to select a speaker.”

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