Tick-Tock: House Adjourns For The Night After McCarthy Loses 6th Speaker Vote

Article originally appeared on www.dailywire.com.

After House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suffered defeat six times in two days in his quest to become speaker, the lower chamber adjourned until Thursday.

The House narrowly voted Wednesday evening to go back into session at noon in Washington, D.C., giving members-elect more time to negotiate for a candidate who can secure a majority for the gavel. As of press time, McCarthy does not appear to have a deal to break the deadlock, but is not backing down either.

“I don’t think a vote tonight will make a difference,” McCarthy told reporters Wednesday evening, “but a vote in the future will.”

Votes will continue for however many days it takes until a speaker is elected. House members cannot be sworn in until a speaker is chosen, holding up any legislative business and committee assignments in the 118th Congress. The threshold for a nominee to win the speaker’s gavel is 218 votes, but that …

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