House Adjourns Until 8 P.M. Without A Speaker

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. McCarthy held a weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the press.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned until 8 p.m. Wednesday with no one being elected speaker, paralyzing Congress and deepening the longstanding schisms within the Republican party.
  • After six votes over two days, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., failed to secure enough support to win the House speakership.
  • The latest votes saw GOP holdouts nominate and vote for Florida Rep. Byron Donalds.

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