McCarthy fails again to win speakership: House stalemate

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn. Before the eighth round of voting for speaker as the House meets for the third day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By LISA MASCARO and FARNOUSH AMIRI
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House stalemate over choosing a new speaker is continuing.

Kevin McCarthy is determined to win over enough fellow Republicans, but he failed again on Thursday.

This is Day 3 of the standoff between McCarthy and 20 colleagues who are withholding the support the California Republican needs.

So far, seven roll call votes have failed to elect a speaker.

The impasse has left the House unable to fully form and govern.

McCarthy’s conservative detractors appear intent on waiting him out, as long as it takes.

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