McCarthy Loses 8th Round

Stalemate Continues In His Quest To Be House Speaker
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 05: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) scratches his head in the House Chamber during the third day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 05, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting to vote for the next Speaker after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to earn more than 218 votes on several ballots; the first time in 100 years that the Speaker was not elected on the first ballot. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Embattled House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy lost the first Thursday vote
  • He reportedly agreed to additional concessions for holdouts Wednesday night
  • GOP Rep. Dan Bishop rose to nominate Rep. Byron Donalds again today
  • House prepares for ninth vote for Speaker

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