Update: McCarthy has already lost the 9th vote with two votes for Rep. Hern of Oklahoma and three votes for Donalds. My latest prediction. He’s not going to win today. Instead of having pointless votes, why don’t they hold meetings to come to a solution?
Also, Donald Trump allegedly said he’d accept the Speakership.That won’t happen. It would only polarize people more.
Update: McCarthy lost the 8th vote, with no movement on either side. We’ll just keep updating here. In fact, we think we can now accurately predict he won’t win any votes today.
It’s a new day and another loss for Kevin McCarthy, his 7th, despite numerous concessions.
Bloomberg wrote that the 20 GOP holdouts that are blocking McCarthy’s bid to become Speaker comes from years of anger at party leadership and “deep suspicions of the veteran lawmaker.”
The group opposing McCarthy’s ascension to the top spot in the chamber has a list of grievances about House rules, anger over uniparty compromises with Democrats, and doubt over McCarthy’s claim to be a true conservative.
So far, the concessions are good ones, and they are needed.
“Mr. McCarthy has a history that is off-putting to some people,” said Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), one of the revolt’s leaders.
Matt Gaetz, one of the most vocal, voted for Donald Trump in this round. That was funny. Gaetz, Perry, and Boebert will likely never vote for Kevin.
Now, we’re facing an 8th vote.
There was no movement.
McCarthy still has 201 votes, Jeffries has 212, Donalds has 19 votes, and one voted for Donald Trump. Victoria Sparks hasn’t voted but will likely vote present again.
Representative-elect Gaetz votes for Donald John Trump for Speaker of the House. pic.twitter.com/zvAIH4tujZ
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) January 5, 2023
It’s being talked about where McCarthy secures to vote by “putting it in writing”. It’s merely a piece of paper with ink on it. We found with Pelosi as speaker that rules voted on can be easily modified anytime during that Congressional term. The Democrats voted to change the rules midstream by simple majority over the objections of the minority. Therefore McCarthy could do the same over the objections of those against McCarthy. It wouldn’t be a first for McCarthy to bring Democrats for his agenda.
It will take more than just McCarthy putting it in Writing. The rules are too easily changed. It would take a majority of the Republicans to sign on with a Public Reading and a Public Vote. It would also take a Public Vote and Committment that Rukles Package be voted on in total and Future Rule Changes will require a 2/3 vote of Both Parties and this would be the first vote on the House Calendar. I have zero trust in McCarthy; he’s a Swamp Weasel. Part of the Package should be a 2/3s vote of Both Parties in the Future to pass a Debt Ceiling Increase and Deficit Spend. This should be set in stone as a Constitutional Amendment in the near future.
At this point, I don’t think McCarthy can salvage his run for Speaker without severely damaging the Party. What the Beltway insiders don’t want to understand is that Republican Party Leadership is seen by Republicans as the problem with the Party.
This can only be solved, for the good of the Party, with a respected outsider, or a very good insider. The problem is that over the last 3 days the insiders have been pissing in their Punch Bowls.
Like it or not, among Republicans, Donald Trump is the most liked and most powerful Republican alive today. That’s just a fact, which is why the Republican Swamp Creatures don’t like him. Ben Carson is just as popular as Trump and a bit less abrasive. Sarah Palin is also very popular with THE PEOPLE. Other potentials are Mike Huckabee, Allen West, and Newt Gingrich.
When it comes to McCarthy he is in the lower 25 percentile with voters Nationwide, He is as popular as people like Joe Arpaio, Lindsey Graham, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Herman Cain.
All it would take to put an end to this is for Trump, Carson, Palin, Huckabee, or West to put together a 15 minute “Contract with America” into a TV Slot and put their hat in the Ring. Not voting for one of these people would be political suicide for more than half the Republican House in 2024. To stay in Power the Republicans would have to steal elections like Democrats – probably already happening in Liberals States like California.
I’m not opposed to this taking a month or more. My wallet is safe as long as Congress can’t figure out a new way to pick my pocket. My personal pick until October would be Trump, but that might hurt his Presidential Bid, so I would logically go with Palin who is considerably more Popular and Famous than McCarthy Nationwide. Palin would be the Deep State’s worse nightmare because she would have nothing to lose and will go after the Deep State for payback.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR A SPEAKER TO HAVE THE NATIONAL APPROVAL OF THE PARTY!
A thoughtful and appreciated message. Thanks
This group of Congressional assholes should be treated like womens softball. 10-0 is a shutout and game over.
The message is rather simple. Enough of the caucus has rightfully deemed McCarthy untrustworthy. He simply needs to withdraw so the congress can get on with the people’s business.
The claim of numerous concessions is unsubstantiated.
It is another lie. All of those fictitious concessions resulted in no change in the vote.
Maybe the junk Politico publication should focus on the obvious untrustworthiness of Mc.
Biggs made it clear this morning that nothing had changed. Nothing had changed.
I see it now, the failed negotiations last night were reported last night by Gaetz, Boebert and others. Politico is a disreputable source.
Just like in the Ryan days. the RINOs leak stuff to Poliico and it gets reported as real. Later, events show it was not.