Friday Night Lights! House Adjourns Until 10 PM For 14th Vote

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., arrives to the House chamber at the beginning of an evening session after six failed votes to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

At a glance

  • Republicans successfully brought forward a motion to adjourn until 10 p.m. after two attempts to elect a speaker of the House on Friday.
  • Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has failed on 13 ballots since Tuesday but managed to win over 14 Republicans as he inches closer to securing the speaker’s gavel.
  • With six conservative members of his party continuing to withhold their support — McCarthy can only afford to lose four votes — the GOP moved to adjourn as negotiations continue. The vote passed 220 to 212.

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