Pressure Is Growing On Kevin McCarthy To Stand Down After Crushing Speaker Vote Defeat
19 House Republicans voted against Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House and after losing, he is being pressured stand down.
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Kevin McCarthy lost the first ballot to be the next Speaker of the House. Nineteen of his fellow Republicans voted against McCarthy. The Republican leader has vowed to continue fighting until he wears down his opposition and gets the gavel that he has chased and lusted after for decades, but he is already being pressured to give it up and stand down.
Here was the total vote on the first ballot:
Rep. Andy Biggs urged McCarthy to stand down:
McCarthy is not expected to fare much better on the second ballot, but the floor fight already has long-term ramifications for the House.
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