7th Try Today For McCarthy

GOP Adjourns House Until Thursday To Avoid Another Failed 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

  • The House on Wednesday night adjourned until Thursday without a new speaker, after two days of voting.
  • House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy  over Tuesday and Wednesday in a total of six rounds of voting.
  • Despite failing to get the speakership, McCarthy and his allies reportedly believe they’re nearing a deal with as many as 20 of the House’s most conservative GOP members to support the California Republican’s speakership bid.

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