The 118th Congress met for the first time Tuesday starting their new session. Though things did not go as planned for the 435 voting members of the House. The House’s first action was to vote amongst themselves and select a Speaker. After a historic 15 votes for Speaker – which has not been in seen in over one hundred years – that Speaker was elected. After much opposition and four days of votes, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy was finally elected as the Speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives.

It wasn’t until Friday that votes began flipping in favor of McCarthy from his much-opposed coworkers in the freedom caucus. In the first vote of Friday, the twelfth vote, McCarthy was able to flip fourteen votes and in the second vote of Friday he was able to flip an additional vote. After an adjournment, until 10 p.m. Friday, the fourteenth vote took place but left McCarthy only one vote shy of a majority. After what was expected to be a vote to adjourn House Republicans votes to adjourn only to walk their votes back and vote to vote again. At this time, around midnight Friday/Saturday morning votes were turned around and thrown to McCarthy giving him the necessary number and the Speakership. Those who opposed McCarthy changed their votes to Present, lowering the threshold he needed.

Until the members elected a Speaker, the House could not continue with official duties and be sworn in as Representatives. Though now that will be able to happen and the work that many Representatives mentioned they were eager to start will be able to be begun as Representatives are sworn in and are changed from Member-elects to Members.


  1. Soooo, since Mc Carthy is now the speaker, will Gaetz be resigning? Hope so! Florida can do better than having him as their congesssman! Bye bye Matt!

  2. Pfft!!!!! McCarthy isn’t a dependable conservative. Too bad the others were dumb enough to allow him the speakership.

  3. It was a valiant action but not well thought out. I wish they had chosen a good MAGA candidate for Speaker to get behind. This has been a blood bath and now there will be these additional feelings and actions to overcome to bring unity.

  4. We can only hope America is not sorry he got voted in. What I do know the leopard doesn’t change its’ spots.

  5. WE are King Doomed – this is like Electing Pelosi again only a recharged version.
    McCarthy is a Communist – he is McConnell, Boehner, Schumer, Pelosi Sushi Roll

    Shame on those who voted for this evil backstabbing pice of Evil Excrement
    If you thought we might have had a chance, well take a deep breath and hold it, the problem you are emerged in white up to your eyeballs and people drown in less than an inch of water

  6. And on we go, just as before, with Kevin McCarthy at the fore. The Republic is now in the most danger in its history. The truth may never come to the front but one can only hope.

  7. On we go just as before with Kevin McCarthy at the fore. The Republic is in the most jeopardy in its yore. The truth may never come to the front but one can ever desire.

  8. I listened to his comments or speech while he was at the border several weeks ago, and thought that it was good.

  9. Nothing of positive significance will get done until guilty people in our government, either elected officials or those from the bureaucracy, go to a REAL prison for their crimes and corruption. #1 on the list: joey lie-den and his creepy son.

  10. More should have been done in Dec.
    Reform for House Speaker choices:

    o Cater meals in CH
    o Remote vote if away on medical, family leave
    o Vote
    o Deny pay IF NOT voting when should be voting

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