A Math Error Could Make Hakeem Jeffries The Next Speaker Of The House
If Kevin McCarthy's supporters aren't careful, a math error could lead to Hakeem Jeffries winning the speakership.
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House Democrats Are Staying Unified On The Speaker Vote, And That Could Become Very Important
As Kevin McCarthy continues to flail in his bid to become Speaker of the House, a not-out-of-the-question scenario is emerging where Democratic Leader-elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries becomes the next speaker.
Garrett Haake explained the scenario on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:
My point is I don't think we'll be back at full attendance until perhaps Monday. So let's say we solve this Monday. Mccarthy needs to move 15 of these 20 and convince the rest to vote present basically is the math that he needs. The number can slide a little bit of folks he can't move that he can get to vote present.
If he has too many folks vote present, the threshold is lowered enough that Hakeem Jeffries, oops, slips into the speakership. While I've been very bearish on this show and others that I don't think there is going to be a West Wingesque unity speaker that gets chosen, I think it is entirely possible, not a high chance, but certainly not a zero percent chance, there is a failure to do math correctly and too many people are absent or present, and somebody who is not supposed to be in a Republican majority gets named speaker, namely Hakeem Jeffries. It is not impossible that a math error could be the thing that breaks this. Again, that's not today. But if we're still doing this on Saturday or Sunday, anything is possible.
Video of Haake:
It would be the most Trump Republican Party thing ever if a math error led to Hakeem Jeffries becoming Speaker of the House.
Let’s take a look at how this could happen.
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