Congressmen-elect Ezell pledges support to McCarthy for House Speaker
Mike Ezell, who was elected to the Fourth Congressional District in Mississippi, is still waiting to be sworn into office.
The Congressman-elect — along with others elected in November — cannot be sworn in until a House Speaker is elected.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has failed to gain the gavel after 11 rounds of voting in the House. He continues to negotiate with the 20 or so holdouts to gain the 218 votes needed to win the Speaker of the House election.
Ezell issued a statement Thursday night endorsing McCarthy’s nomination.
“After two disastrous years of single-party Democratic rule, Republicans need to be united. That’s why I’ve joined conservative Republicans from across the country, including former President Trump and House leaders like Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise, in supporting Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker of the House,” Ezell said in his statement.
“Every day that we go without a Speaker is a good day for Joe Biden and his radical allies. It’s time for our conference to come together so we can stand up to the radical left and fight for the American people.”
The House will gather again today to again vote on nominations for Speaker of the House.