After a dramatic five days of long drawn-out fight consisting of 15 rounds of ballot voting, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally achieved his longtime goal of clinching the speakership in the midnight hour on Saturday, capping off a historic spectacle that hasn’t seen a battle for the gavel in over 100 years.
Pelosi Re-Elected As House Speaker In Tight Vote
The House officially re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker in the 117th Congress, narrowly securing over the 214 votes she needed to win the Speaker’s gavel for the fourth and potentially last time.
Collins To Introduce Resolution In Removing Pelosi As House Speaker
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) introduced a resolution on Monday to push for the removal of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from House Speaker, saying the California Democrat “doesn’t have the mental fitness” to lead the House.