Republican Kevin McCarthy has failed spectacularly… and no one deserves the embarrassment more.
After eleven (and counting) historically embarrassing votes the U.S. House of Representatives reconvenes today for MORE public humiliation in the process of electing their new Speaker.
#FUNFACT: This is the first time in a 100 years that a Speaker wasn’t elected on the first ballot. It took nine votes for Rep. Frederick Gillett of Mass to be elected speaker in 1923.
And according to CNN, after 17 more days, McCarthy will break another record,
In 1849, the House had been in session so long without being able to elect a speaker – 19 days – that members voted to elect their speaker with a plurality rather than a majority.
Members ultimately confirmed the plurality election with a majority vote.”