Republicans took four days and 14 ballots to elect a speaker for the 118th Congress, revealing a deep split within the party as it assumes control of the U.S. House. (Political cartoon by John Cole)
From Maryland Matters: “The U.S. House elected Kevin McCarthy speaker early Saturday after most of the chamber’s Republicans finally gathered behind him, ending a four-day stalemate that led to the most rounds of voting for a speaker since before the Civil War.”
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