House Adjourns Following Sixth Unsuccessful Vote

After the sixth round of votes Wednesday night, McCarthy has remained to fail at successfully taking the speakership. After that sixth vote, the House did adjourn until 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Now House GOP members are scrambling to find another candidate to support. 50 Conservative heavyweights signed a statement calling for new leadership just before friends and foes of McCarthy met behind closed doors.

As of now, and until a Speaker is selected, House members cannot be sworn in and will continue to use the Representative-elect title. The Clerk of the House, who is currently presiding over the vote, will continue to head the House until a Speaker is selected.

The voting will continue until a majority is gained for one candidate. This could take days or even weeks depending on how the member-elects vote. Though this will for sure remain close as the votes continue to come in.

Though as of now it seems, until there is a better candidate nominated the deadlock may continue.


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