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Kevin McCarthy finally elected US Congress Speaker on the 15th vote

Kevin McCarthy finally elected US Congress Speaker on the 15th vote

On the 15th ballot, Republican Kevin McCarthy is selected as Speaker of the House.

After important Republican dissidents like Matt Gaetz did not vote against him, he was assured of victory.

After the 14th round, there was a heated discussion between McCarthy, his deputy, Gaetz, and another congressman on the House floor.

Due to the impasse, important House procedures including creating committees and swearing in new members have been put on hold.

The Speaker controls legislative action and establishes the House’s agenda.

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After the US vice president, the position is next in line for the presidency.

McCarthy garnered 216 of the 428 votes cast, while Hakeem Jeffries of the Democrats obtained 212.

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